15.12.2017

  • Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police, an incident that sparked Greece’s worst riots for decades.

  • More than 2,000 police were deployed for the demonstrations, a day before a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a police official said.

  • Before the march, young people wearing hoods were seen smashing paving stones to use as projectiles and traffic street poles to break window displays.

  • On the night of December 6, 2008, hours after Grigoropoulos was shot dead, thousands took to the streets of Athens, torching cars and smashing shop windows.

06/12/17 18:59

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Greek police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of riots

Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police, an incident that sparked Greece’s worst riots for decades. A few hundred students, among them dozens of black-clad youths, marched...

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Greek police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of riots

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