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Anarchists damage two metro stations in Athens

A group of some 20 people, wearing hoods and holding sledge hammers caused severe damage at the metro station of Monastiraki on Saturday night. They destroyed eight automatic ticket sellers, an ATM, five ticket machines, broke the windows of management office. They sprayed slogans and threw flyers demanding the release …

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Exhibition of German WWII atrocities in Athens Metro

Rare photographic documents have been displayed in the Zappeion Hall and in nine metro stations in Athens. The exhibition with 360 historical photographs  runs under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The title of exhibition: “I don’t forget. A picture speaks a thousand words.” What do …

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+++ Items Collection for Refugees: Syntagma Sq in Athens, Mar 6/2016

The Social Solidarity Network in Athens will collect items refugees and migrants urgently need. The items are divided in four categories and the organizers ask the donors to have them packed accordingly. the donated items will be distributed to refugees and migrants stranded at the port of Piraeus – an …

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Two young migrants attempt suicide in downtown Athens

A strange story: two young men from Pakistan, migrants attempted to ‘commit suicide’ in the middle Victoria Square in downtown Athens on Thursday noon. The two men had made loops from blouses and scarves and attempted to hang themselves from the trees on the square. Refugees and migrants hanging around …

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Impressive! Farmers’ tractors outside the Greek Parliament

Unprecedented. In an impressive convoy with the sound of constant honking and chanted slogans, twenty tractors entered downtown Athens early Friday evening and parked outside the Greek Parliament. Thousands of farmers who had gathered for the Big Protest of Friday were rhythmically moving left and right to open the way …

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Protesting farmers to camp with tractors outside Greek Parliament

Tension is high on the agenda and escalation is highly possible as protesting farmers threaten to camp outside the Greek Parliament together with their tractors. The farmers plan to come to Athens on Friday and raise their voices protest against the planned social security contributions and tax hikes. Despite the …

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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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Mass Protest against Greek Pensions Reform, lawyers hand their ties outside Parliament

Thousands of self-employed took to the streets of Athens on Thursday morning to protest the Greek Pension Reforms. Layers, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, notaries, accountants, young scientists and other self-employed professionals  move to downtown Athens to express their opposition against a s0-called Reform that will swallow up to 80% of their …

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Survey: 3 in 10 Greeks cannot afford heating or hot water

Residents in several underprivileged suburbs of Athens and Piraeus have seen their economic situation to have dramatically deteriorate and consequently also their living standards. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Ombudsman: one in five residents seeks soup kitchens and social groceries in order to get food. Three in …

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Athens: Fire tragedy reveals 3 middle-aged people have been living without electricity for a shamefully long time

One man lost his life and two people suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out this morning in an apartment in Zografou, a middle-class suburb of central Athens. The fire brigades rushed to the apartment-building managed to rescue a man, 57, and a woman 43, but were unable to …

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