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Court clears 18 riot policemen of charges for excessive violence in June 2011 protest

All the Greek police officers on trial for charges of excessive use of violence and tear gas  against anti-austerity protests on 28. and 29. June 2011 have been found not guilty. The One-Member First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Wednesday that all 18 police officers were not guilty. The …

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Athens: Loukanikos, the famous riot dog, passed away

Loukanikos, the famous riot dog of Athens has apparently passed away. According to newspaper Avgi Online, the famous four-legged passed away already last May. He was a little over ten years old. Loukanikos became famous and gains admirers all over the world when he ‘led’ the anti-austerity protests in Athens. …

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Athens 7:45 pm: Rioters Set Cafe on Fire

The riots have been moved in the extended area of Syntagma and outside the Athens University. Alpha TV and several Greek websites reported that rioters set the Starbucks cafe near the University (Korai Str) on fire. The rioters have reportedly started to destroy the windoes of several banks in the area. …

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