ND launched an attack on SYRIZA on the occasion of what party secretary Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said about yesterday’s episodes at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
As the deputy from SYRIZA told ERT, “the rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the government, has set himself the main objective of his mandate to install the university police in Aristotle. He is not interested in the libraries, nor the functioning academic of the University, or anything”.
In a statement, ND reacted strongly, claiming that the official opposition “exceeded all limits of vulgarity”.
The ND announcement:
“The support provided by SYRIZA to criminal groups trying to dismantle the Public University not only continues, but intensifies.
The secretary of the party, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, today in ERT exceeded all limits of vulgarity on the part of the official opposition, which targets the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Police, openly taking the place of those who vandalized the space destined for the library University on the battlefield.
Mr. Tzanakopoulos supports the Bahalakis saying they were “provoked” by the Rector of AUTh. How were they caused? From the perspective of creating a library! Obviously for the secretary of SYRIZA, universities, instead of libraries, should have spaces with pens and Molotov cocktails.
When the official opposition positions itself as a marginal group, it is dangerous for the Universities, the physical integrity of the students and teachers.
What Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said and ND reacted
When asked to comment on the episodes that took place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. Tzanakopoulos spoke, among other things, about images of shame. According to him he said, “The rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the government, has set himself as the main objective for his mandate to install the university police in Aristotle. He is not interested in libraries, or the academic functioning of the University, or anything”.
Referring to the images shown on the program of the episodes that took place in the area, Mr. Tzanakopoulos noted that “the images we see are not appropriate for an academic institution, they are images of shame being dragged by small children by armed policemen like locusts, with gas masks, suffocation and being beaten in this way. This image that we see right now on our receivers is the exclusive responsibility of the rector and the government and the minister in charge. They are images of shame that whatever the aspirations or in any case the political positions of the students are tragic images: “University issues are not resolved that way”.
source: iefi merida