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2 Articles by: Moira Lavelle

Moira Lavelle is an independent reporter based in Athens, Greece. She covers migration, borders, gender, and language.

The New “University Police” Shows Greece’s Authoritarian Turn

After the bloody suppression of the Polytechnic students’ uprising in 1973, universities became a symbol of Greek democracy — and for decades, police were banned from even entering campuses. But on Thursday, parliament voted to create a special police force to patrol universities, as the right-wing government mounts a troubling crackdown on supposedly “dangerous” student groups.