Greece

Greek Police Raid University Looking for Anarchists

Supposedly violent ones

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An early morning raid on the grounds of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on Wednesday turned up materials which confirmed suspicions that self-styled anarchists are using the premises to prepare for clashes with police but did not lead to the arrest of any suspected anti-establishment activists.

Police confiscated a jerry can of fuel, pepper spray, a sledgehammer, wooden poles, motorcycle helmets and gas masks during the raid, which was reportedly carried out following a tip-off. But none of the six people – three Greeks and three immigrants – detained in the crackdown was believed to be linked to anarchist groups.