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Hooligansism Prevails Over Greek Soccer (Videos)

Hooliganism prevailed over soccer, and the so-called Derby between the “Eternal Enemies” Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned after fans set stadium seats on fire and hurled petrol bombs, plastic chairs and fire extinguishers at the pitch. The riot police fired tear gas as young fans without tickets tried to storm the OAKA …

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Senior Shoots with Rifle in Athens Tax Office Due to Debts

Panic broke on Monday morning at a tax office of Agia Paraskevi suburb of Athens when an angry senior entered the premises and started to shoot around with a rifle. Panicked employees and tax payers fled to the roof of the building to escape the man’s outrage, others blocked the offices entrances …

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Crime in Greece: One Robbery per Hour, One Homicide Every Second Day

 Crime in Greece recorded a dramatically sharp increase during last year and the statistics data released by the Ministry for Citizne Protection show the brutal reality: Every hour, one robbery, 11  thefts and burglaries occur across the country, while a homicide is being committed every second day. According to the data for the year …

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Shock in Athens: People Find Food in Garbage Bins (video)

Fish eggs, rotten vegetables, cracked eggs, expired dairy products, a loaf of old bread… They pick everything they think they can eat from the big garbage bins standing outside super-markets and restaurants. They set aside their dignity and dig deep in the stinking bins to secure something to eat. A …

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Pharmacies in Athens & Piraeus Open During 48h Strike, Mar 8-9/12

The Pharmacists’ Associations in Athens and Piraeus decided not to join the 48-hour strike on March 8-9, 2012. However, they also decided to stop giving prescription medicine on credit to patients insured at certain insurance funds – apparently due to debts. Pharmacies in other parts of Greece will remain closed …

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Greek Police Publishes Photos of The Metro-Bomb

Greek police published several pictures of the bomb that was found at the Athens Metro on Saturday evening and asks the help of the citizens. The explosive device was carried into a green plastic bag. It didn’t explode due to some failure in the connection of the alarm clock with …

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Athens: Minor Incidents as Greeks Protest Austerity Outside the Parliament, Feb 22/12

More and more Greeks are joining the union’s protest outside the Parliament, despite the rain and the cold. Demonstrators oppose the new austerity package that will impoverish the average household in fast speed. Inside the parliament, MPs are debating on the wages, pensions and supplementary pensions cuts. Crowd-control barriers were set up as early as …

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“Indignant” Greek Motorcyclists to Protest On Feb 22/12

“Indignant” Greek motorcyclists will launch a demonstration outside the Greek Parliament to protest the bill that contains fast-track cuts in wages and pensions. A bill that will be voted at the Parliament on Wednesday. In a sharp statement the motorcyclists criticize the MPs who are assigned to receive pensions after …

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Solidarity Action Goes Global: We Are All Greeks Now

From New York to Paris and from Dusseldorf ro Madrid people are gathering at main squares and outside Greek diplomatic representations to express their solidarity with the Greek people. With the common slogan “We Are All Greeks”. Greeks suffering from the dramatic economic situations, from the harsh austerity measures. With every measure …

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(UPD) Germans Protest Outside German Embassy in Athens

 An artists’ group from Hamburg protested outside the diplomatic representation of their country against the attitude of the German government towards Greece. The protest-performance took place on Friday morning outside the German embassy at noble district of Athens Kolonaki. Tension with police rose when a woman protester threw an egg …

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Fat Thursday: Athenians Queue for Free Meat at Varvakios Agora

What if rain falls and the chilly weather makes you shiver. The smell from the grilled meat can lure you to an open market. How much more when the meat is offered free of charge. Hundreds of Athenians queued from early in the morning at the meat market, Varvakios Agora, to …

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Athens Riots: Looters On Video; Police Responsibility

 Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of  a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt,  there is not even a sign of police around. The …

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Athens: Rioters Asked Money in Order Not to Burn Down Shops

Movie theater ASTY in downtown Athens was one of the facilities that came under attack by rioters and vandals. George Stergiakis’s testimony to news portal NewsIt is shocking: “The hoodies asked money from me in order not to burn down the underground cinema.” The incident took place around 6.30 in the afternoon. …

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Athens Stock Exchange Rallies With +4.26%

It looks as if markets and investors are the only ones satisfied with the passing of the new loan agreement. Athens Stock Exchange skyrockets on Monday morning, and the General Index records a +4.26% at 12:53 pm local time. The beginning of today’s session was even more spectacular with a +5.67%. Maybe …

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Athens Riots: Apocalypse …Yesterday (video, pics)

Incalculable material damages.  170 ruined shops, cafes and banks branches, 45 of them totally burned down. Looting. Vandalism. The day light on Monday morning reveals the Apocalypse that occurred yesterday in the centre of Athens. In 14 different spots of the Greek capital. While the government MPs were voting in favor of …

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Athens: Day After for Papademos’ Gov’ and Parliament Composition

At least 45 burned down shops, banks and cafes,  some 160 civilians and policemen injured, looting,  thousands of hurled stones and hundreds of fired tear gas devices, 199 “YES”, 74 “NO”, 45 expelled MPs:  The second Memorandum of Understanding and the new austerity package passed by the Greek Parliament on Sunday leaving the …

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