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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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Athens: High-school students protest rally ends in …fire-bombs throwing & teargas

Thousands of high-school students flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to demand a “a school system and a life they deserve”. However, the protest rally ended in the usual mess as in most of the cases. A group of authoritarians intermingled with the students and started to throw molotov …

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Thessaloniki: Teargas against austerity protesters outside SYRIZA offices

Greek riot police fired teargas against austerity protesters when they gathered outside the offices of governing party SYRIZA in Thessaloniki at Friday noon. Unionists and members of leftist parties gathered outside the SYRIZA office holding banners and chanting slogans. At one point, protesters tried to enter the offices and riot …

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Molotov & teargas in Athens during big anti-austerity rally as 24h strike paralyses Greece (pcts, videos)

it was short around one o’ clock Thursday noon, when a raging crowd of some 60 people wearing hoods started to hurl molotov cocktail bombs at riot police squads around the Syntagma Square in downtown Athens during the big protest march against the pensions reform. Within minutes the raging crowd …

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Pensions Reform brings tractors to the streets: eggs and teargas as farmers threaten to “cut Greece into two” (picts, videos)

Farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen, milk producers, winegrowers, the whole productive sector of Greece, they are all down to the streets to express their opposition to the planned pension reform. From the north-east end of Greece down to the south in Crete, and from Thessaly and Peloponnese to Epirus and Corfu,  …

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Police teargases angry farmers outside the Greek Parliament (videos)

Jeering, tear gas, sound flares, water bottles and oranges were the highlights of the farmers’ protest outside the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square on Wednesday. More than 3,500 farmers, breeders and fishermen from all over Greece had gathered in Athens to protest taxation and social security reforms in their sector. …

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First anti-SYRIZA general strike and protest with teargas from the left

It must have been an awesome experience: to be a SYRIZA supporter, to have joined the anti-austerity protest and to be teargassed by the same government that you support. This interpretation of the incidents as it appeared in several Greek media is wrong. Police did not fired teargas against the …

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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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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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Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area. picture @katerinaelikaki Tear gas in school …

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Political Party Files Lawsuit Against Greek Police on Tear-Gas & Violence

A lawsuit was filed on Friday morning against the Greek Police EL.AS by Alexis Tsipras, leader of the of the left-wing political party SYRIZA with 9 seats in the Greek Parliament. Tsipras submitted to the prosecutor of the Supreme Court photographs and 38 video footage and eye witnesses testimonies documenting the excessive …

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Athens: Protesters Boo ex-FinMin Official – Police Fire Teargas (videos)

Another day with tension between protesters and riot police occurred workers and employees at the municipalities demonstrated in Athens downtown. In fact it was a rather small group of less than 1,000 people moving from one city’s point to the next and then back again fooling the police.  At the end they managed to …

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Athens: Police Fired Teargas at Anti-Austerity Protest (video)

Small scale incidents and tension occurred between protesters and riot police near Syntagma Square in Athens downtown on Wednesday.  Riot police fired teargas and according to several Greek news portals, 7-8 protesters were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems due to teargas. Video A young woman was injured after …

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