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A group of Greek teachers tried to break the police cordon at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and enter the courtyard of the Parliament as they were protesting on Tuesday evening, April 19th. Eventually some of them, managed to climb the stairs and raise banners with slogans against layoffs. There was some tension with the police forces dressed in riot gear, who subsequently repelled the protesters.
Teachers held a rally in central Athens to protest against cuts to the education budget. In front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square, a group of them hold placards with slogans that read "No to layoffs - Jobs for everyone". The protests are in particular about the failure to hire teachers on permanent contracts. Teachers say that while there are gaps and shortages in teaching staff, the Greek government brings layoffs, budget cuts, and the closure of many kindergartens.
Groups of masked, black-clad men and far-right activists rampaged through the streets next to the port of Piraeus on Sunday evening during a so called 'Anti-Islamization' protest.
The rally created a " pogrom atmosphere" and at the end they clashed with Greek Police and Coast Guard troops squads, while they were attempting to enter the port gates to reach and attack the refugee makeshift camp of Piraeus.
The gathering was organized by a Greek group named "LEPEN" (Patriotic Union).
"Knife in the heart of every antifa!" was heard from the side of the rally, a slogan referring directly to the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member in 2013. At the same area 24 hours ago, during a similar so called “Anti-Islamization” Protest a cameraman was attacked by a member of the Greek Golden dawn far-right party.
Athens, Piraeus port, Greece, 10 April 2016.
Members of the Syrian community in Athens, gather outside Greek Parliament and European Community Offices, in protests of the alleged chemical attack in Damascus and to demand action against Bashar al-Assad's regime.
///Syrian members of the Syrian community in Athens and their children, protest the alleged chemical attack in Damascus outside Greek Parliament.
Members of the Syrian community in Athens protest the alleged chemical attack in Damascus outside Greek Parliament. August 23, 2013. Athens, Greece.