Police to enforce 'special plan' for 1973 anniversary
More than 5,000 police officers will be on duty on Saturday and Sunday for events commemorating the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against Greece's junta amid simmering tensions following a series of raids on squats as well as a standoff earlier this week between police and students at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
The Greek Police (ELAS) has "specially formulated" plans for each university campus and "specific orders and instructions," Deputy Citizens' Protection Minister Eleftherios Oikonomou, a former ELAS chief, told Parliament on Friday.
He said ELAS was in contact with academic authorities at universities to ensure that there are no problems.
The anniversary is traditionally marked by clashes between police and self-styled anarchists. Authorities are particularly wary this year, however, as the so-called asylum law that had banned...