Greece: School children clash with police outside the Greek ParliamentNovember 02, 2015 at 08:16 (GMT) · Published
Thousands of high school students gathered in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Monday to protest against proposed cuts to education. A small group of protesters clashed with police, throwing rocks at the officers who responded with stun grenades. Other protesters damaged property in and around Syntagma Square.
Protesters are marching in response to planned government cuts to the education budget, as well as for an improvement to their learning conditions, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
Many Greek schools are at risk of closing down across the country after failing to open for the autumn term, due to staff shortages. One report from the Federation of Secondary School Teachers stated that Greece needed 21,000 new teachers for the start of the autumn term.