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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Rival Soccer Fans to Join United Athens Protests

Fans of Greek arch rival soccer teams Olympiakos and Panathinaikos will join united the mass protest in Athens scheduled for 5 pm on Sunday. The fans of Panionios will also join the common protest. Estimated 4,ooo fans will meet at 2.30 pm at the Metro station <Agios Dimitrios> and head …

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Athens Protests & Tear Gas- Live Blogging in EN – Oct 19, 2011

Unprecedented! It must be the biggest protest since 1974. Already more than 80,000 protests ( some sources speak of 100,000)  have gathered in front of the Parliament at Syntagma square, just 1,5 hour after the beginning of today’s demonstration. Members of the public and private sector unions and political parties, students …

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Athens Protests Go Global, Oct 15

Protesters worldwide gear up for a cry of rage against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed. From Alaska to London, from New Zealand to Athens, from Brussels to New York global protesters will meet into an action that …

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Athens Protests Syntagma, June 12 – Live Blogging

Thousands Greeks are flocking to Syntagma Square to protest in front of the Parliament. Greeks have been protesting the strict austerity measures for 19 days now. However this Sunday’s it looks as the crowd is as big as it was last week. Last Sunday  300,000 to 500,000 people had flooded the centre of …

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Athens Protests – Live Stream from Syntagma Sq, Jun 5

Live Stream from directly from Athens Protests – With Courtesy of news247. The Live Streaming transmits live coverage from Syntagma Square only when there is a protest – usually daily after 6 p.m. If you have problems watching the footage or it doesn’t upload immediately, please, Refresh, and wait a …

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Mahsa Amini: Molotov cocktail at Iran’s Embassy in Athens; protests continue

Protests in Athens continue as Iranian refugees and solidarity groups demand justice for the murdered 22-year-old Mahsa Amini and the end of oppression of women in Iran. Unknown assailants hurled a Molotov cocktail at the embassy of Iran in the suburb of Psychico in the early hours of Sunday morning. …

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Merkel visit to Athens: closed roads, protests ban and draconian security measures, Apr 11/2014

Athens is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel with draconian security measures on Friday, April 11th 2014, a day after a powerful car bomb exploded in the middle of the city’s downtown. Some 5,000 police officers are to safeguard the areas where the German delegation will be moving around. …

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Athens: One Metro station to close due to protests, April 9/2014

Greek police will close metro station <Syntagma> to public due to protests that will take place in downtown Athens on Wednesday, April 9th 2014. <Syntagma> station will close as of 10 a.m. and will open again once the police will consider the protest is over. Metro wagons will pass through …

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Police bans protests and gatherings in downtown Athens / Apr 1-2/2014

General director of Attica Police banned gatherings and protests in downtown Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1st and 2nd 2014, due to the informal Eurogroup meeting and Ecofin in Zappeio. Invoking the presence of important political figures and senior officials, Greek police bans any protest and demonstrations 1. April …

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Jodie Foster was in Athens during austerity protests and riots

Hollywood star Jodie Foster revealed, she happened to be in Athens during anti-austerity protests and riots while the air was filled with tear gas. Speaking to Greek Reporter she described, how she was watching the incidents from a Syntagma hotel together with her children. Jodie Foster said also, she was …

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Athens Anti-Austerity Protests – Live Stream, Nov 7/2012

Thousands have rushed outside the Greek Parliament on Wednesday evening to protest the austerity package that is due to be voted at midnight. With Banners and anti-austerity slogans, members of trade unions and political parties from the opposition raise their voice against a bill that will further crack the back …

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Athens: Protests Outside TV Station Against Turkish Series

 Members from seven associations held a protest outside the offices of private broadcaster ANT1 in Marousi, Athens, against Turkish TV-series broadcast in prime time. Organisations of refugees from Asia Minor and Istanbul but also from Cyprus gathered outside ANT1 at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, on the anniversary of the national …

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Athens: Protests at the Military Parade, Mar 25/12

They were all there: the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the whole cabinet, the military and religious leadership of Greece. They were all there, except the Greek citizens.  The parades of Independence Day turned into a private party between the politicians and 7,000 policemen assigned with their security. To …

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Athens June 21-Protests & Confidence Vote – Live blogging

Estimated 30,000 “Indignant” Greeks have gathered outside the Greek Parliament on the 28th day of the protests. Chanting slogans, waving Greek flags and ‘attacking’ the Parliament building with laser teasers they try to influence the lawmakers inside the building. Tuesday midnight the vote of confidence for the reshuffled government will …

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Strikes and Protests paralyzed Athens traffic

Another difficult day for the residents of the Greek capital occurred today as the public transport strike forced thousands of employees to use their private cars,the protest marches of several interest groups blocked main avenues of the city downtown and the falling rain gave the whole situation a grim dimension. For …

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