State Authorities Vote to Lift Asylum Ban in Greece

Published August 12, 2019

State Authorities Vote to Lift Asylum Ban in Greece

On Thursday, August 8th, the Greek Parliament voted for a new a law called “omnibus law” put forward by the new government of Kiriakos Mistotakis.

This law includes various new measures in the economic, social, and so-called criminal spheres. Among the repressive measures is the lifting of the university asylum.

From now on the police will be able to intervene within the university walls without any authorization.

This calls into question one of the main achievements from the revolt against the dictatorship of the colonels, who had notably struggled against the revolutionary occupation of the National Polytechnic University of Athens in Exarcheia by students in 1973.

The new omnibus law also provides for the hiring of 1,500 police officers.