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Demolitions of burned down houses begin in East Attica

Bulldozers started to demolish houses in East Attica on Monday, almost a motnh after the deadly wildfires.  Three houses in Kokkino Limanaki and one in Mati are the first to fall. The houses do not belong to the category of “illegal buildings.” They are houses that have been characterized as …

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Greek soldiers: Mothers protest outside Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki

A group of mothers gathered outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on Monday and demanded the immediate release of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody since March 1. Holding the pictures of Dimitris Kouklatzis and Aggelos Mitretodis, the group requested a meeting with the Turkish Consul. Their request was …

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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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Stones vs Tear gas as Greeks protest austerity on general strike day

Stones flew through the air,  tear gas and sound flares were fired when a group of angry young protesters attacked riot police during the protest rallies on the General Strike day, on Wednesday. Holding batons with red flags a leftist group attacked a police bus. A little earlier, a group …

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Protesters hurled rocks, burned flags outside the Israeli Embassy in Athens

Protesters hurled rocks and burned flags of Israel and the US in a march rally against the killings of more than 60 Palestinians in Gaza and the move of US Embassy to Jerusalem. The protest rally was organized by leftist political parties, Popular Unity and Antarsya, groups in “solidarity with …

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Greece’s pensioners protest further pension cuts of up to 18%

Hundreds of pensioners took to the streets of downtown Athens on Tuesday morning to protest the upcoming further cuts in their pensions. Pensioners from the private and public sector demand that the so-called Katrougalos law is not implemented, fearing that they will lose two to three month pensions in a …

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Unknown Greek Unionist vs Unknown Soldier: A picture triggers outrage

Relaxed, with a string of worry beads – kompoloi – in his hands, a Greek unionist steps one foot on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament. The unionist from powerful GENOP-DEH of workers at Public Power Corporation (DEH) is obviously tired. Together with his …

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