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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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Albanian authorities detain 4 Greeks, ban 30 from attending Katsifas’ funeral

Albanian authorities have taken into custody four Greeks heading to village Vouliarates to attend the funeral of killed ethnic Greek Kosntantinos Kotsifas. The exact reason for the Greeks’ detention on Thursday morning is not known with confusing information coming both from Albanian and Greek media. According to some Albanian media, …

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Greece’s New Legislation for Asylum Seekers – Summary in ENG

Below is a Summary of Greece’s New Asylum Legislation voted last week. The Legislation was approved by the Greek Parliament in order to facilitate the implementation of Eu Turkey Deal. The Bill contains important charges for asylum seekers. Summary in English Greece’s New Asylum Legislation: What Will Change? April 4, …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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Farmakonisi Tragedy: 45 SYRIZA-members detained during protest at Maritime Minister’s office

Forty-five mostly students, members of left-wing SYRIZA youth section have been detained during a protest at the office of maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitiotis on Thursday morning. While the protesters blame the police for ‘attacking them without reason’, reporters and also a SYRIZA lawmaker and the mayor of Komotini claim that …

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Police operation against oldest Athens squat – 14 detentions

Strong police forces entered the squat in Kypseli district of Athens at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and detained the eight women and the six men who were inside the building at the time of police intervention.  The deployment on riot police squads was aiming to prevent expressions of solidarity by other anti-authoritarian …

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Komotini: 4 Policemen Injured, 50 Migrants Detained During Revolt in Detention Centre

Four police officers were injured and 50 migrants were detained during clashes in in Komotini detention centre, in North Eastern Greece. Some 400 migrants revolted over poor living conditions. Greek media report that the revolt started during a blessing ceremony of police academy students. Here is to note that the detention centre hosting …

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Skouries: Teargas, Injuries and Detentions in Anti-Gold Protests

Teargas, hurled stones,  minor injuries and detentions make the scenery of the protest in Skouries where several hundreds residents gathered and local organisations on Sunday to protest gold mining facilities. While the incidents are not covered by mainstream television channels, a number of newsportals and tweets ( Twitter #skouries also reporting  in English) report …

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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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