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Greece’s New Legislation for Asylum Seekers – Summary in ENG

Below is a Summary of Greece’s New Asylum Legislation voted last week. The Legislation was approved by the Greek Parliament in order to facilitate the implementation of Eu Turkey Deal. The Bill contains important charges for asylum seekers. Summary in English Greece’s New Asylum Legislation: What Will Change? April 4, …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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Farmakonisi Tragedy: 45 SYRIZA-members detained during protest at Maritime Minister’s office

Forty-five mostly students, members of left-wing SYRIZA youth section have been detained during a protest at the office of maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitiotis on Thursday morning. While the protesters blame the police for ‘attacking them without reason’, reporters and also a SYRIZA lawmaker and the mayor of Komotini claim that …

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Police operation against oldest Athens squat – 14 detentions

Strong police forces entered the squat in Kypseli district of Athens at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and detained the eight women and the six men who were inside the building at the time of police intervention.  The deployment on riot police squads was aiming to prevent expressions of solidarity by other anti-authoritarian …

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Komotini: 4 Policemen Injured, 50 Migrants Detained During Revolt in Detention Centre

Four police officers were injured and 50 migrants were detained during clashes in in Komotini detention centre, in North Eastern Greece. Some 400 migrants revolted over poor living conditions. Greek media report that the revolt started during a blessing ceremony of police academy students. Here is to note that the detention centre hosting …

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Skouries: Teargas, Injuries and Detentions in Anti-Gold Protests

Teargas, hurled stones,  minor injuries and detentions make the scenery of the protest in Skouries where several hundreds residents gathered and local organisations on Sunday to protest gold mining facilities. While the incidents are not covered by mainstream television channels, a number of newsportals and tweets ( Twitter #skouries also reporting  in English) report …

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Athens – Protests: Clashes End Up in Injuries and Detentions

Nine people, 6 civilians and 3 policemen,  were injured during anti-austerity mass protests and clashes with riot police in downtown Athens on Thursday. Among the civilians, at least one had head injuries from police batons, while some suffered from respiratory difficulties due to tear gas. Two policemen suffered burns. Protester with provisional aid: …

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Athens Riots: Looters On Video; Police Responsibility

 Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of  a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt,  there is not even a sign of police around. The …

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Athens: Stones and Tear Gas in Anti-Austerity Protests

Riot police made extensive use of tear gas against hooded people hurling stones and molotov cocktail-bombs. However, private Mega TV reported that tear gas was fired also against the normal protesters, unionists, unorganized demonstrators and members of left parties. Short before 2 pm, a group of people wearing hoods hurled …

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