GREECE: On the March

Students' ire against Law 815

Not since November 1973 had so many Greek university students rallied in protest. At that time, the celebrated siege of Athens' Polytechnic University had provoked a violent clash with the army that helped topple the country's military junta. Now the marchers, 15,000 strong from all political factions, swept through the streets of Athens with a more peaceful aim: to protest a grapeshot series of educational reforms known as Law 815. Trying to play it safe, the conservative government of Premier Constantine Caramanlis had closed the country's seven...

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