Students prevented the rector of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University, Periklis Mitkas, from leaving a wreath at the city’s monument to the 1973 uprising against the military dictatorship.

According to reports, Mitkas, arrived early in the morning to leave a wreath but was prevented from reaching the monument. He left without further incident.

As in Athens, there will be a march in central Thessaloniki in the afternoon to mark the 41st anniversary of students at Athens Polytechnic participating in a bloody uprising against the junta.