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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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Riot police against women cleaners protesting outside Finance Ministry

For one more day, a group of laid-off cleaning ladies had gathered outside Greek Finance Ministry to protest the loss of work place and income. A delegation even managed to meet with the general secretary of the ministry and submit their request  and thus in times of austerity and recession. …

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Athens video: riot police vs protester

The anti-austerity protest rally on Sunday could be considered as “successful”. If it wasn’t for this video….  Riot police pushes a protester to the ground, trying to put handcuffs around his wrists. The protester resists. The policeman keeps him down with his knee. The protester shouts for help. Other protesters …

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UPD Channel 4: Greek student films the true face of Golden Dawn

National Film and Television student Konstantinos Georgousis spent a month in summer 2012 filming members of extreme-right party Golden Dawn – wandering through the streets of Athens, harassing migrants. The result is shocking. So shocking that I refuse to display the video footage here. Speaking to UK Channel 4 News about …

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Athens: Ex PASOK Defence Minister, acting Golden Dawn MP stand trial

Athens courts have a busy day on Monday with prominent defenders appearing before the judges. Former defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos (PASOK) stands trial for inaccurate income declarations of the past. Is this a reason to stand trial? No. The main reason for Tsochatzopoulos to be in custody since April 2012 are …

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Greek Public Order Min: Photoshop on suspects’ pictures neccessary for recognition by the public

The turmoil over the alleged torture of the four young men arrested for bank robbery and links to terrorism and the photoshoped pictures continues on Monday. While the prosecutor ordered an investigation over the torture allegations of the men’s parents and lawyers,  Minister of Citizen protection & Public Order, Nikos Dendias, justified …

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Patras: Soccer hooligans stab one policeman on the back and beat another one

Hooligans stabbed on the back the head of the police force as riot police and Olympiacos fans clashed outside Ayias football stadium in Patras. The clashes started when some 100 Olympiacos fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.  During the clashes …

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Athens: Angry Mob Destroys Migrants’ Shops – One Migrant Stabbed

The district of Agios Panteleimon turned into a “battlefield” during the last days after the attack against a local hairdresser that sparked a storm of reactions by residents and provided opportunity to right-wing extremists to start violent actions against migrant vendors, with the pictures of the damages to remind one of …

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Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Warning for Syria

Greek Foreign Ministry issued on Wednesday a travel advisory and asks Greeks to avoid travelling to Syria. Violence dramatically escalated on Wednesday night with at least 200 people killed after the assassination of the Defence Minister and two other top military officials. “Due to the rapid deterioration of the security situation in …

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HRW: Greek Police Ignore Rising Attacks On Migrants

The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets. In the 99-page report, “Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece,” the Human Rights Watch documents the failure of the police and the judiciary to prevent and punish …

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