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Athens – Thessaloniki: Clashes between students and riot police (pcts, video)

Clashes sparked between school-, universty-students and riot police around Omonia square in downtown Athens during the protest rally to commemorate the assasination of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, on 6. December 2008.

It looks as if the clashes started when somebody hurled a petrol bomb against the riot police. However, the molotov cocktail hit a woman, a passerby, whose pants apparently were set on fire. Riot police and other passersby rushed to help the woman, who escaped injuries.

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The clashes continued with riot police firing tear gas and flash bangs, while the students hurled stones, water bottles and eggs.

Latest reports speak of three detentions.

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 Students from several schools across the country, students staged protests that often ended with police firing tear gas, like in Agrinio.

 Athens petrol bomb

In Thessaloniki, protesting students hurled petrol bombs at the Ministry of Makedonias-Thrakis. Strong riot police forces fired tear gas in an attempt to dissolve the protest and restore order. 

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There are reports about 10 detentions in Thessaloniki.

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Thessaloniki: Students raising banner at Ministry Macedonias-Thrakis

Students and several left-wing parties organize protest rallies on Thursday in order to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the assasination of Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was shot by a policeman in Exarchia district of Athens.

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The protests will continue until the evening.

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Turkey: Grigoropoulos  commemoration protest

sources: www.enikos.gr, www.left.gr, www.thestival.gr , www.seleo.gr,  Twitter hashtag #6dgr and others.

 

 

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