A professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (formerly ASOEE) was brutally beaten by a group of 10-15 people on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the first information, the incident took place inside the lecture hall in front of the frightened students. A group of 10-15 masked people burst into the territory and made several blows to the face and head of the teacher. A large group of police officers arrived at the scene of the attack.
A video posted on Twitter shows footage from the amphitheater where the incident took place:
Ξυλοδαρμός καθηγητή εντός του αμφιθεάτρου, κατά τη διάρκεια του μαθήματος, μώλωπες στο πρόσωπο. Ξυλοδαρμός φοιτητών που προσπάθησαν να προστατέψουν το καθηγητή τους. # ΑΣΟΕΕ pic.twitter.com/JTePDYLrls
– Vavoulis Panagiotis (@VavoulisP) January 11, 2022
The Twitter user who posted the video claims that the teacher has bruises on his face, and the people invading the amphitheater beat the students while trying to protect the teacher.
Professors taken to Evangelismos Hospital
According to the latest information, the professor was sent for treatment and examination to the Evangelismos hospital. Police officers collect witness statements about the incident.
This is not the first such incident at this university.
In 2020, a group of 8 anarchists burst into the university, threw a rope around the rector’s neck with a sign “solidarity with the squatters” and, forcing him with blows, forced him to write “repentance.” Along the way, the attackers smashed computers and equipment, and painted slogans on walls and furniture.
The attackers issued an appeal stating that “the vandalism and destruction of the Burantonis cabinet is a response to the logic of a minimally proportional practice of constant violation and evacuation of their premises.”
As you know, during 2019-2020, the police liberated about 10 buildings captured and held by anarchists for many years. Most of them were turned into headquarters for anarchists, where they kept weapons, drugs, propaganda literature and leaflets.
This attack became the reason for the initiation of the law, according to which the universities should have security introduced… But, for some unknown reason, today either the guards at the university were not there, or they missed the attackers …
It is noteworthy that the police were able to identify the attackers and arrest them, but by the decision of the judges they were released on recognizance not to leave. It is possible that the attackers on the professors were the same ones who attacked the rector 1.5 years ago.