Athens' downtown Panepistimiou was closed to traffic at noon Thursday as university students from all over the country rallied against reforms to higher education contained in a new framework law on tertiary education that went into effect on Thursday as the new academic year officially opened.
University students, joined at the Propylae by highschool students to protest against the new framework law that was passed the previous week in the Greek parliament with a broad consensus, will subsequently stage a march to parliament.