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Police union criticizes government for using officers to protect notaries during foreclosures

Greece’s government has decided to deploy policemen to protect notary offices during the electronic property auctions. However, the union of police officers reject the plans saying that protecting notaries while they are implementing such negative policies creates tensions between police and the public. ‘While the government supposedly cares about improving …

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Fortress Athens: Police on high alert due to Grigoropoulos marches and Erdogan’s visit

Thousands of policemen are being deployed in downtown Athens, metro stations will close to public, public transport means change their routes and tight security measures will be implemented for the next three days. Reasons for the high security are rallies and marches that will mark the 9th anniversary of the …

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Huge anti-terror operation in Athens, nine people linked to “foreign organization” detained

A huge operation of Greek anti-terror police in at least two suburbs of Athens has been taking place since early Tuesday morning. At least nine foreign nationals have been detained. The case is linked to ‘terror organization outside Greece’, police sources told media. According to first information: The huge anti-terror …

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Molotov cocktails and tear gas at students’ protest rally in downtown Athens

Tension prevailed at the students protest in downtown Athens, when groups of  people wearing hoods hurled molotov cocktail bombs and stones at riot policemen who responded with tear gas and sound flares. The rioters smashed the glass window of a cafe at Korai Square and one bank ATM. Outside the …

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Greek police arrest man suspected to have sent parcel-bombs to Papademos, Schaeuble & IMF

Greek police arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to have sent parcel bombs to former prime minister Lucas Papademos but also to ex German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund. The man was arrested as he was leaving his basement apartment in Attikis square district of Athens at …

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Unknown assailants attack police station in Pefki with molotov cocktail bombs

A group of ten assailants threw molotov cocktail bombs at a police station in Pefki suburb of North Athens short after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The attackers were wearing hoods and helmets. At the time of the attack there were four police officers, including two guards and five to six …

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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang …

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Eldorado Gold miners raid and occupy Development Ministry (videos)

A group of ten workers at the Eldorado Gold mines managed to bypass police and entered the Development and Environment Ministry in Athens on Wednesday morning. Miners clashed with riot police when a larger group attempted to enter the ministry. Police made limited use of teargas. The 150 workers had …

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Anarchists of Rouvikonas enter Parliament, raise banner, throw leaflets

A group of the well-known anarchist group Rouvikonas broke through the security measures at the Greek Parliament and entered the courtyard.  The anarchists reportedly came just a breath away from entering inside the Parliament building. Some 30 members of Rouvikonas (Rubicon) threw leaflets reading “Free Irianna” and chanted anti-government slogans. …

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