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Student Outrage over Attempt to Speak with Papandreou, Syros (video)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air.  Clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as High school and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech -just 50 meters away. The clash was sparked after a riot police officer sprayed teargas against the students. Minutes earlier the students had tried to convince the municipality police to allow them approach the Culture Centre and speak to the Prime Minister about the government’s plans to merge schools and Universities’ departments.
As the convincing power of the students was not strong enough, they formed a bodies-tsunami and tried even with sticks to confront the riot police. The teargas spraying was a matter of police reflex. Angry students were screaming “This is your democracy! This is your democracy!”.

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