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Clashes between police and students protesting “private universities”

Clashes between students and police broke out in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday, when students took to the streets to protest government plans to legislate in favor of private universities in Greece. The students chanted slogans “Degrees free of charge!” and “Free public education for all!” pictures via @lolosmarios The …

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Far-right high school pupils attack leftist students outside school (video)

High school pupils and university students clashed outside an EPAL vocational school in Stavroupolis suburb of Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. At least, two people were injured. Eyewitnesses speak of an ideologically motivated clash as the attackers are known to belong to far-right front. The brawl started when a group of …

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Anti-vaxxers protest PM at TIF, clash with police in Thessaloniki

Αnti-vaxxers clashed with police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, outside the premises of Thessaloniki International Fair where Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered an important speech that included economic police measures. Hundreds of protesters against Covid-19 vaccination, among them also families with children, gathered in downtown Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon. At some …

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Lockdown protesters clash with police in Thessaloniki

Protesters of lockdown restrictions clashed with police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday night. police fired teargas and flash grenades and detained five people. Two policemen injured. Holding Greek flags in their hands a few dozen people gathered near the White Tower following a call on social media. Their aim …

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Police batons against hospital workers amid the pandemic (video)

With tear gas and batons riot police went against hospital workers in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. Protesters marched to the Health Ministry demanding a meeting with the Minister. However, police did not allow them to come closer. The union of public hospital workers POEDIN demands extension of work contracts …

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Justice Minister, CoS clash over wealth disclosure statements for judges

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis and the President of the Council of State Nikolaos Sakellariou clashed on Sunday over the wealth statements of Greece’s judges who are supposed to disclose their assets. Recently the Council of State had frozen the Law requirement for judges to submit wealth statements. Kontonis attacked saying …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Athens: Protesting hotel workers clash with riot police outside the Labor Ministry (video)

Tension between protesting hotel employees and riot police escalated outside the Labor Ministry on Tuesday morning, when the workers in Greece’s tourism industry attempted to enter the ministry building. Riot police squads assigned to safeguard the ministry did not wait long to swing their batons and clash with the angry …

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UPD: Lamia: protesting farmers clash with riot police, 4 injured, 11 arrested (video)

Protesting farmers clashed with riot police at the Athens-Lamia highway near Anthili area on Wednesday morning. the situation got out of control when the farmers moved to the daily blocking of the highway in the context of their broader protests. The farmers hurled stones, oranges, wood pieces and other items …

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Reuters: IMF, EU Clash Over Greece’s Bailout prospects

 Madame and Madame have totally different points of view on Greece’s bailout. Christine Lagarde, head of  IMF, favors a new written off of Greek debt saying that the bailout program has failed. OK, she doesn’t say it so clear, but that’s the substance. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and head of …

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