Travel Warnings for Athens and Utrecht

March 13, 2007 on 7:57 pm | In country travel information, personal travel, travel warnings | Comments Off

Two more stories to keep an eye on if you are planning travel in either Athens,Greece or Utrecht,Netherlands. Our advice is to avoid demonstrations when you can and one way to avoid them is to know about them. So here goes-




It seems as if it is getting to be “rally” season in Europe. In Greece there have been several rallies again a series of reforms aimed at the university systems. Last week there was a large rally against these measures in central Athens that ended with several hours of battles between the police and self-styled anarchists.

On Monday of this week a number of the people arrested from that demonstration were due at trial, but the trails were postponed until March 21st. It is likely that there will be demonstrations on that day.

On Thursday of this week, however, there will be another mass rally against the education reforms in Athens and several other cities. In addition, smaller demonstration against the reforms have been occurring almost every day in Athens and other cities in Greece. Follow this link to the full story in Kathimerini, Greece’s International English language newspaper    


The Netherlands 

In case you missed it, there has been unrest in Utrecht, the Netherlands related to a case alleging police brutality in the death of a civilian. You can find the story at Expatica



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