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Protests on Lesvos turn ugly when far-right extremists attack journalists, policemen (picts, videos)

A group of some 80 far-right extremists have attacked journalists and photo reporters covering the visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Lesvos on Thursday night. According to athensnewsagency, the extremists threw stones and flares at journalists and police, targeted also locals opposing the violence. The owner …

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Busy day for Greek police, clashing with protesters in Piraeus & Thessaloniki (videos)

Greek police has been very busy on Wednesday clashing against several groups of people representing several groups of interest. In the morning Greek police tried to hinder members of Popular Unity protesting foreclosures and electronic auctions from entering a notry’s office conducting e-auctions. PU leader and ex Syriza minister Panagiotis …

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Greece’s lawmakers vote in favor of omnibus bill as leftist protesters clash with police (videos)

Monday evening Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square in downtown Athens: Inside the Plenary the leaders of political parties argue on the omnibus bill with the prior actions the government brought for voting. Outside the building, unions protest the bill in general, the provisions on strike and the cuts in children allowances …

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One elderly injured in the head when foreclosure protesters clash with riot police (videos)

Protesters clashed with riot police when they tried to halt foreclosures in a court in Athens on Wednesday afternoon. One elderly was injured, when a police bat landed on his head. Two more people were injured. among them is the former mayor of Kaisariani suburb of Athens was transferred to …

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Athens: Police fired teargas amid Easter shoppers

Riot police fired teargas to disperse protesters in downtown Athens on Sunday the day streets were full of people as the shops were open for Pal Sunday. Some dozens retail workers had gathered in  Athens’ main shopping street Ermou. The protesters were chanting slogans and holding banners against the shops …

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Protesters set toll booth on fire – Oropos mayors detained

Greek police arrested the mayor and two deputy mayors of Oropos village north-west Athens, after protesters set a highway toll booth on fire in Malakasa junction on Sunday evening, to protest the tripling of  toll fees. According to Greek media, the protesters pushed out the employee out of the booth, …

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Protesters sing Christmas Carols & collect donations for ex transport minister Liapis

I told you before: former transport minister Michalis Liapis, who claimed to be a “poor pensioner affected by the economic crisis” and therefore he counterfeit the license plates of his luxury vehicle, is a source of inspiration. Municipality workers soon to be laid off entered the office of deputy interior …

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Athens: fired school guard attacks Minister

It was certainly not a good idea for the minister responsible for the mass lay-offs in Greek public sector to make an appearance near protesting school guards. Hardly had Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister for Administrative Reform got off his car outside the Interior Ministry in downtown Athens, when the group of …

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Teargas and molotov in Athens antifa protest (picts, video)

Clashes between riot police and so-called “anti-authoritarians” erupted in Athens on Wednesday evening, when a group of antifa protesters marched towards the headquarters of extreme-right Golden Dawn in Mesogion avenue. The clashes started when 2,500-3,000 people left the antifa protest outside the Greek Parliament and started marching towards the GD …

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Athens: special guard fires in the air in the middle of antifa protest (videos)

Tension was high at the antifa protest that was taking place at Kalogiron Square outside the metro station “Dafni” in Athens on Friday evening. Some 500 people had gathered to protest the stabbing of left musician Pavlos Fyssas by a member of extreme-right Golden Dawn. Suddenly a young man on …

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Athens: Protesters attack Health Minister during hospital inspection

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis had to experience the outrage of protesting hospital personnel when he visited Attikon public hospital on Friday morning. The minister was allegedly verbally attacked and even punched in the face amid hurled water bottles and plastic coffee mugs. Protesters had gathered at the hospital entrance, while …

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Crete: Angry protesters welcome deputy PM with black flags & water bottles

A group of angry citizens welcomed deputy prime minister and leader of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos in Crete. Employees in municipalities and other citizens had gathered outside the ‘social health center’ of Arkalohori village by Iraklio. Holding blag flags and chanting anti-government policies slogans, the people protested the government plans to …

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Thessaloniki: Soldiers on the Streets as Part of Security Measures Forces

Despite assurances from the Greek Army two days ago, that no soldiers will be part of  the security measures forces during the National Day parade, armed soldiers are being seeing arraying next to riot policemen during the military parade in Thessaloniki!   Video: Armed Soldiers as “policemen”… embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt …

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Athens: Protesters Boo FinMin, Riot Police Fires Tear Gas Against Protesting Policemen

This that did not happened a couple of weeks ago, occurred on Thursday morning. Riot Police fired tear gas against protesting policemen, firefighters and coastal guards. Riot Police vs Protesting Police According to Greek media, the unionists had formed a human chain outside the Maximos Mansion in order to prevent …

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Tough Elections Campaigns: Protesters Booed Venizelos (videos)

 Times are hard for princes and princesses, especially for aspiring prime ministers from the two big parties that signed the two loan agreements with Greece’s lenders. Fearing citizens’ anger about the strict austerity, Greek politicians avoid open pre-elections campaign meetings. They prefer to meet their voters in closed sports stadiums or …

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Protesters Hurl Eggs at PASOK MPs in Athens Bar (video)

Twelve PASOK MPs met at a bar in downtown Athens to discuss the political situation ahead the possible change in the party leadership.  However a group of 15 young people …invaded the bar and the friendly chat turned into a noisy mess. The protesters hurled eggs, bottles, yogurt and even one or two stones …

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