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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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Golden Dawn trial: Riot police in courtroom to ease tension between supporters and Antifa members

Riot police stepped in the specially designed courtroom in Korydallos Prison in Athens to ease tension between Golden Dawn supporters and anti-authoritarians on Tuesday. Tension between the two groups sparked during the hearing of a witness in the ongoing trial against the Golden Dawn party. The situation went out of …

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Anti-authoritarians clash with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police

Anti-authoritarians clashed with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police in Ambelokipoi district in Athens on Monday morning. According to media reports, the anti-authoritarians attacked a group of GD supporters on their way to attend the Golden Dawn trial where major witnesses are expected to testify about the murder of left-rapper …

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Athens: Protesting hotel workers clash with riot police outside the Labor Ministry (video)

Tension between protesting hotel employees and riot police escalated outside the Labor Ministry on Tuesday morning, when the workers in Greece’s tourism industry attempted to enter the ministry building. Riot police squads assigned to safeguard the ministry did not wait long to swing their batons and clash with the angry …

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Ten riot police squads deployed to Idomeni refugee camp, evacuation to start on Tuesday

Ten riot police squads left Athens this morning and are expected to take position at the refugees camp of Idomeni that will be evacuated from the 8.500 men, women and children living there since last February. Other police forces from Northern Greece will be deployed in the area for “as …

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UPD Thessaloniki: 7 riot policemen chase old chest-nut seller

Greece’s street vendors are very dangerous. Especially the species of “chest-nut sellers.” Not only they are suspected of doing big scale tax-evasion, they also dare to put their stand on street corners or outside shops, whether they should not and thus disturb the peaceful flow of Christmas commerce. Therefore, they …

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Athens: Anarchists clash with riot police on 7. Anniversary of murder of teenager boy Griogoropoulos

Molotov cocktails and fire bombs. Stones and wooden sticks. Anarchists or so-called ‘antiauthotirarians’ with hoods have launched an attack against riot police squads in down town Athens. Τhe attacks were expected on this Sunday, the 7, Anniversary of the murder of teenager boy, Alexis Griogoropoulos by a police special guard. …

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Athens highlights: riots & clashes, tear gas & petrol bombs, Dec 6/2014 (videos, picts)

Clashes, tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, petrol bombs, stones, fires in garbage bins, barricades, damages in shops and some cases of looting, detentions, arrests and injuries… these components set the scenery of the protests on Saturday evening in many Greek cities. Demonstrators gathered to commemorate the 6th anniversary of …

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Athens: Riot police against people on wheelchairs

International Day for people with disabilities and Greeks on wheelchairs moved to the Finance Ministry in downtown Athens in order to protest austerity measures and benefits cuts and increase in prescription medicine participation, the collapse of the welfare state. But… Hey! Riot police decided that people with disabilities could eventually …

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Athens: police attacks 2 reporters, raids Exarchia, uses stun grenades & teargas for no obvious reason

Greek police beat one female photo reporter and a male journalist covering the raid in Exarxeia district of Athens. According to reports, riot police beat the photo-reporter on the back and pulled her by the hair, while she was covering the rally to the US Embassy tonight. A little later, …

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Athens: riot police against students with batons & teargas (video)

Clashes between armed riot police and unarmed students, batons landing on heads and back bones, teargas and garbage bins set on fire were the features of the tension scenery on Thursday night that took place in downtown Athens, near Omonia square. One Photo reporter was attacked by police and injured, …

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Athens: Two injured as riot police locks out university students (picts, video)

Two students were injured Thursday morning when riot police forces moved to hinder protesting students from entering the Law University in downtown Athens. According to media and websites, police used teargas and violence. One student was injured in the head, the other has injuries in the head, the face and …

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