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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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Thessaloniki: 14 people arrested for protesting cutting of trees (video)

Fourteen people who protested the cutting of trees in Thessaloniki on Monday morning were arrested accused of trying to prevent a crew of the Municipality  from cutting trees. Police dragged the protesters from arms and legs and pushed them violently into vehicles. an elderly man is heard shouting “Shame! Shame!” …

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Students’ Uprising marches end with firebombs and teargas (videos)

Thousands of Greeks marched through central Athens and other cities on Thursday to mark the 49th anniversary of a violently quashed students’ uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country. Thousands demonstrate during the Polytechnic Uprising anniversary in Athens, while 5000+ police officers are …

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Police brutality against protesters; they even use teargas at people on wheelchair (videos)

Riot police was filmed and pictured using extensive violence against protesters in downtown Athens on Thursday evening.Officers were seen brutally beating demonstrators, photo-reporters and journalists and did not hesitate to fire tear gas even against a man on wheelchair. Χημικό των #ΜΑΤ σε ανάπηρο διαδηλωτή. Ασχολίαστο… #ΕΛΑΣ #Αστυνομια #MAT @kmitsotakis …

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Protesters in Cyprus attack Sigma TV over Covid measures and vaccines

Protesters against coronavirus measures and vaccines in Cyprus attacked television station SIGMA and torched cars outside the building in Nicosia on Sunday evening, the station said. So far, police arrested five people. Police confirmed the incident at Sigma TV and said around 2,500 protesters went to the network after a …

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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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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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Protests on Lesvos turn ugly when far-right extremists attack journalists, policemen (picts, videos)

A group of some 80 far-right extremists have attacked journalists and photo reporters covering the visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Lesvos on Thursday night. According to athensnewsagency, the extremists threw stones and flares at journalists and police, targeted also locals opposing the violence. The owner …

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Busy day for Greek police, clashing with protesters in Piraeus & Thessaloniki (videos)

Greek police has been very busy on Wednesday clashing against several groups of people representing several groups of interest. In the morning Greek police tried to hinder members of Popular Unity protesting foreclosures and electronic auctions from entering a notry’s office conducting e-auctions. PU leader and ex Syriza minister Panagiotis …

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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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One elderly injured in the head when foreclosure protesters clash with riot police (videos)

Protesters clashed with riot police when they tried to halt foreclosures in a court in Athens on Wednesday afternoon. One elderly was injured, when a police bat landed on his head. Two more people were injured. among them is the former mayor of Kaisariani suburb of Athens was transferred to …

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Athens: Police fired teargas amid Easter shoppers

Riot police fired teargas to disperse protesters in downtown Athens on Sunday the day streets were full of people as the shops were open for Pal Sunday. Some dozens retail workers had gathered in  Athens’ main shopping street Ermou. The protesters were chanting slogans and holding banners against the shops …

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Protesters set toll booth on fire – Oropos mayors detained

Greek police arrested the mayor and two deputy mayors of Oropos village north-west Athens, after protesters set a highway toll booth on fire in Malakasa junction on Sunday evening, to protest the tripling of  toll fees. According to Greek media, the protesters pushed out the employee out of the booth, …

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