In Greece police used tear gas on student demonstrations

© 2018 AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki Police used tear gas on student demonstrations in Greece. 29 Oct 2018In Greece police used tear gas on student demonstrations© AFP 2018 / Louisa Gouliamaki

The unrest happened on Monday afternoon in the centre of Athens — participants in the student demonstrations began to pelt police with stones and metal objects, police responded with tear gas, reports the edition «Naftemporiki».

Detained one participant of the riots.

Clashes broke out in Syntagma square before Parliament, when a group of unknown people began to throw in policemen stones, flares and firecrackers, beating of a bus stop. Then the riots continued in front of the temple of Olympian Zeus on Amalias Avenue.

Students of high schools and colleges hold rallies in Athens and other cities in protest against government policies and changes in education.

Under the slogan «We fight for the school that enlightens, but does not kill» the students demanded to cancel the government’s plans to make changes in high school. They oppose the bill, which must pass a vote in Parliament before the end of the year and, according to the students, introduces the «double the national exams» that will require new expenditures on Tutors and tutorials. They also complained about the lack of infrastructure and shortage of teachers.