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Manhunt for suspect of four sexual assault cases in Exarchia, downtown Athens (video)

Police in downtown Athens has been set on alert in the last 48 hours after four incidents of sexual assault and attempted rape in broad daylight. Among the victims is a 13-year-old girl and three women in their 2o’s. Locals consider to set up “patrols” to protect women and minors. …

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Protesters scuffle with police over the cutting of 72 trees at Metro site

Scuffles between protesters and riot police broke out at Exarchia Square in downtown Athens on Monday morning, when workers started to cut off trees for the sake of the new metro station. Upset about the felling of a total of 72 old and healthy trees at the metro construction site, …

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Council of State rejects Exarchia residents’ request to “freeze” the metro station

A request to the Council of State (CoS), Greece’s highest administrative court, by residents in the Athens district of Exarchia to “freeze” the metro station construction project currently underway in the area’s central square was on Monday rejected by CoS. The residents’ representatives argued that the metro station will cause …

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Opponents of Exachia metro “are not even Greeks,” claims Athens Mayor

Many of those opposing the construction of metro station in Exarchia and the redevelopment of nearby Strefi Hill “are not even Greeks,” Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis has claimed. His allegation triggered an outrage on social media. Speaking to Skai TV, Bakoyiannis said that the majority of permanent residents do want …

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Greek Police raids two solidarity squats in Exarchia

Strong forces of the Greek riot police raided two squats in Exarchia district of Athens on Friday morning. Nobody was inside the squats at the time of the police operation and therefore no detentions were made. According to police, helmets, fire extinguishers, gas-masks, sticks and other items were found inside …

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Back to normality: Greek Police evacuates squat in Exarchia

Greece has apparently returned back to normality and in this sense, strong police forces were deployed as early as 6 0′ clock in the morning to evacuate a squat in Exarchia district of Athens. on the day marking the third phase of lockdown easing. 52 migrants, among them 12 children, …

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Greek Police orders investigation of police brutality in Exarchia on Dec 6

The Greek Police has sent to the Greek Ombudsman the videos and reports of excessive police brutality and humiliation of demonstrators as they happened on Friday night. Police also calls on police violence victims or witnesses to report the cases to the Ombudsman. The brutality and humiliation of demonstrators in …

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Police drone crashes in Exarchia district in downtown Athens

A police drone crashed in Exarchia district in downtown Athens around 6 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. Reasons for the crash remain a “mystery” media report. With high-definition cameras, the drone was conducting surveillance on the streets of Exarchia and was transmitting live to the Greek Police Central. Officers could …

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Two people injured as riot police raid Exarchia under the sound of …opera

Surreal atmosphere in Exarchia on Sunday: Riot police has “occupied” the roaring district of Athens. Streets are dead empty. Then a cultivated resident opens a window and the mellow tunes of an aria flow out in the darkness. The music traveled over the heads of riot policemen and the hiding …

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Riot police evacuates one more squat in Exarchia

Riot police squads were deployed before dawn to Exarchia district of Athens to evacuate a squat where 138 refugees and migrants were living. The people, men, women and children, were transferred with buses to the migration office for identification. Those with legal papers will be transferred to hosting facilities, those …

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Police empties another squat in Exarchia, removes 35 foreigners with children

In another double operation Greek Police evicted two more squats in Exarchia district of downtown Athens. Two fully armed police squads reportedly removed families with children form the former hotel “Dream”. The squat in Spyrou Trikoupi street was hosting 35 foreign nationals, among them many children. In the squat in …

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Police removes 143 migrants from another squat in Exarchia (video)

In an operation that started at 6:30 Monday morning, Greek police removed dozens of  refugees and migrants from another squat in Exarchia district of Athens. More than 143 foreign nationals, including many families, had to pack their things and leave the building that was occupied since 2015. Among them there …

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Municipality and police “liberate” Exarchia from a container full of books

The operation started as early as 6:30 a.m. apparently while the anarchists were sleeping and could not intervene to defend their “property.” The operation was secret, even though media reporters and cameramen were informed in time. At the same time, Athens municipality workers also removed banners hanging around the square. …

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Exarchia: Police raids squat cafe, fires tear gas in enclosed space

One more sequel of the Greek Police series “Law and order” took place in Exarchia on Thursday night. Riot police raided a squat cafe and used tear gas against the people, although it is illegal to fire tear gas in close environment. According to reports, police forces broke the door …

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Evicted migrants in Exarchia to either land in hot spots or be deported

Following the big police operation in Exarchia on Monday, evicted migrants landed in provisional accommodations or are awaiting to be deported. There were 143 people living in two squats under dangerous health conditions. Of them there were  57 men, 51 women and 35 minors. They came to Greece from Iran, …

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Grigoropoulos protesters clash with police for Korkoneas’ release

Protesters clashed with police in Exarchia late on Wednesday during a gathering to protest the release of the murderer of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos. Several hundred people gathered at the spot where special police guard Epaminondas Korkoneas fired his weapon and fatally short the teenager boy on 6. December 2008. Holding …

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Abstention record in repeated elections in Exarchia: 93% stayed away

Voters in Exarchia turned their back to the ballot box on Sunday where repeated elections took place after the ballot box was stolen and set on fire short before the polling centers closed on July 7. Just 39 out of 540 registered voters at the polling center in Koletis street …

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