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Asylum seekers clash with police in Moria frustrated about living conditions and asylum delays

Migrants clashed with police in and around the hot spot Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday after they staged a protest about the poor living conditions and delays in asylum procedures. According to local media, the protest was staged by a group of African migrants, who set gabrage …

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Athens: Anti-austerity police protesters against riot police VIDEO

Tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out short after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament. Riots policemen and …

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Police fires teargas at rioters during anti-austerity protest on general strike day

Police fired teargas at rioters during the big anti-austerity protest in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Thousands joined the unions rally on the day of the general strike. People wearing hoods started to throw stones at riot police squads when the big rally of unions and political parties reached the building …

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Shops owners and workers protest against Sunday opening

Stores remained closed and workers and shopkeepers  marched through the streets of Athens protesting the introduction of Sunday opening for shops. The provision to open stores 30 Sundays per year is part of the additional austerity deal Greece signed with creditors beginning of the week. The protest occurs on the …

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Pensioners march through Athens protesting further cuts

Thousands of pensioners marched through the streets of downtown Athens on Tuesday demanding a stop to further pension cuts. Representatives met with Deputy Minister in charge of  Social Security and Retirement, Tasos Petropoulos. The meeting ended without the result protesters had hoped to achieve. The Minister merely confirmed that the …

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Greeks, Armenians call for boycott Turkish film ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’ for denying genocides

A recently released Turkish-American film production The Ottoman Lieutenant has come under fire for its denial of the Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian genocide by the Ottoman forces in the beginning of 20th century. The Ottoman Lieutenant is a Turkish-American ‘World War I’ drama film directed by Joseph Ruben and written …

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Athens: Metro station close to public due to demo Mar 11/2017

Metro station <Monastiraki> in downtown Athens will be closed to public as of 10:30 am Saturday, March 11th 2o17 due to demonstration. The metro will pass through the station, however it will not halt, the public will not be able neither to get on or off. Greek police took the …

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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Athens: Thousands high-school students protest austerity, education system

Tension in Athens when protesting students attacked a police van on Monday morning. Thousands of high school students gathered in downtown Athens to demand “the school they deserve” and “quality education.” Chanting anti-government slogans, the students urged the left-wing/nationalist coalition Syriza-Independent Greeks to immediately release funds so that there is …

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Athens: Angry firefighters raid ministry protesting labor contracts

Angry firefighters broke the main entrance of the Greek Ministry for Administrative Reforms on Wednesday and forced themselves into the building demanding a meeting with the minister. Thousands of firefighters gathered in downtown Athens to protest over their labor contracts that are about to expire. They staged a protest outside …

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