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Man charged with attempted murder of police officer

Sixteen people arrested during the violent incidents in Nea Smyrni on Tuesday night will face serious charges, including a charge of attempted murder for the man that attacked a police officer, according to a police announcement on Wednesday. The announcement said the attempted murder charge has been drawn up against …

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Protesters clash with police in Nea Smyrni, one policeman seriously injured (videos)

One policeman was seriously injured on the head and another two suffered slight injuries when riot police clashed with angry protesters in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens on Tuesday evening. The rally against police violence started from the  main square and thousands marched to the local police station. According …

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16-year-old Afghan boy stabbed to death in Moria camp

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager has died after he was stabbed by a 20-year-old compatriot outside the hotspot of Moria in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severely injured boy was rushed to the hospital of Mytiline but died on the way there. Doctors could only pronounce him dead. The …

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Islanders respond to police violence with general strike; Lawsuit for environment disaster

The Regional government of the North Aegean Region, the municipality on Lesvos and the local Workers’ Center have called for a general strike on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The decision comes amid clashes between locals and riot police deployed from Athens over the new closed migration centers. An announcement issued …

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Riot police clash with locals over migration centers on the islands (videos)

Extensive clashes erupted overnight on islands of Lesvos and Chios and continue on Tuesday, with local authorities and residents trying to prevent the arrival of riot police, water canons and excavating machines to be used to build new closed migration centers. The forces arrived by ferries chartered by the government. …

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Students clash with police after Senate closes Economic University for a week

Clashes between students and riot police erupted in the Economic University AOSEE in downtown Athens on Monday. Dozens of students entered the premises of the institution in order to protest the Senate decision to close the University for a week “deliberately and for no reason,” as they say. The students …

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Diavata: Refugees throw stones, police fires tear gas in new clashes (videos)

New clashes erupted on Saturday between refugees and Greek police in Diavata, Northern Greece, with dozens of people demanding to be allowed to leave the area and walk to the borders with North Macedonia. Protesters started to throw stones at police that responded with tear gas. One photographer was slightly …

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12 Neo-Nazis arrested for attacking police during National Day parade

Police has arrested 12 far-rightists, among them 4 minors, for attacking police in Kallithea suburb of south Athens during the parade of 25. March. Among the arrestees is reportedly a 24-year-old man who was arrested a week earlier for a racist attack again a foreigner in Salamina, West Attica. Charges …

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Athens downtown turns into battlefield for the sake of a Hollywood film

Greeks were surprised to see clashes between protesters and riot police forces on Sunday morning. Garbage bins were set on fire and tear gas was fired when angry protesters armed with sticks attacked a group of police forces. What was odd, though, was that the clashes took place in an …

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Clashes and extensive use of tear gas at Macedonia rally, 44 injured (videos)

Macedonia protesters clashed with riot police outside the Greek Parliament on Sunday during the big rally against the Prespes Agreement. Armed with sticks a group of men tried to break the police cordon and enter the Parliament building in downtown Athens. The reaction by riot police was prompt with extensive …

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High-school students clash with riot police in downtown Athens

The protest rally staged by high-school students in downtown Athens on Monday ended up in clashes with Greek riot police, molotov cocktail bombs and tear gas. A group of more than 100 people who wore hoods started to hurl stones, Molotov cocktail bombs and flares at riot policemen, in the …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police in Athens & Thessaloniki

Macedonia protesters clashed with police outside the Greek Palriament in downtown Athens on Sunday. Carrying Greek flags and banners showing the Greek flag with the sun of Vergina, protesters defied the summer heat and gathered in central Athens to protest the Macedonia Agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police until late Saturday, one injured (videos)

One protester was injured during clashes with police outside the Greek Palriament in Athens on Saturday. Clashes started early in the afternoon and continued until in the night, during and after the no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. Again and again, groups of protesters tried to raid …

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Violent clashes among refugees in Skaramagkas hot spot, one injured

Violent clashes among refugees broke out in the hot spot of Skaramagkas in West Attica in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Involved in the clashes were male refugees from Syria and Kurds. One Jurdish man has been injured, probably stabbed with a knife. The clashes were very violent, involved …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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Anarchists clash with riot police after Pan-Balkan anti-nationalism protest (videos)

Anarchists have clashed with riot police in Greece after some 3,500 protesters from across the Balkans marched in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki against nationalism in the region. The clashes erupted after the peaceful protest march was over, with a small group of  participants to massively throw molotov cocktail …

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Greece’s lawmakers vote in favor of omnibus bill as leftist protesters clash with police (videos)

Monday evening Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square in downtown Athens: Inside the Plenary the leaders of political parties argue on the omnibus bill with the prior actions the government brought for voting. Outside the building, unions protest the bill in general, the provisions on strike and the cuts in children allowances …

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