An unforgettable SYRIZA MP wondered what law is violated if one carries in a backpack sticks, fire extinguishers, hoods, marble slabs, and stones.
Fortunately, the current government has a different view. It does not believe that daily attacksby hooligans have anything to do with the free expression of ideas. Nor does it believe that university asylum covers those who want to abolish the liberal democratic state. It believes that universities belong to its students, professors, and those who work there.
To protect them, public order, and a sense of justice, Greek Police conducted a foray at the Economic University in Athens which had been occupied.
The charges of students and the University that the university has been transformed into a lair for lawbreakers and that they face threats to their physical safety have substantially increased of late.
The objects that police seized and would undoubtedly have been used at the 17 November commemoration of the 1973 (under the junta) Athens Polytechnic uprising.
The government says that it will not back down on its stated aim of eliminating lawlessness. Yet that is not enough.
From protecting educational institutions to enforcing the anti-smoking law one needs to cooperate with civil society.
For SYRIZA, the law was something foreign, capitalistic, and a necessary evil, and that those who broke it were genteel, romantic, and liberational.
The time has come, along with order, to restore common sense.