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Protesting farmers empty manure at gov’t building (videos)

Angry farmers in western Greece dumped a truck loaded with manure and hay outside the building of the regional government in Messolonghi on Tuesday. Employees were inside the building as the action was taking place. The farmers of the regional unit of  Aitoloakarnania were apparently inspired by their Belgian colleagues …

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Farmers disappointed after meeting with PM to decide on protest actions

The crucial meeting between protesting farmers and the prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Tuesday did not the fruits the two sides were expecting. Farmers’ representatives told media that their demands have not been met and announced that their blockades, protest actions and demonstrations will continue. Ahead of the meeting, Mitsotakis …

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Farmers in Greece: National roads & customs blockades, tractors rally in Athens

In a crucial meeting held in Nikaia by Larissa, central Greece, on Tuesday representatives of farmers decided to escalate their mobilizations with simultaneous blockades of national roads and customs as of tomorrow, February 7, 2024, and to hold a protest rally with their tractors next week. Farmers in the country …

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Farmers determined to move their tractors to Athens

Farmers in Greece remain at the roadblocks they have set up and continuing their protest actions, sending a message of mobilization escalation to the government. Farmers from Halkidiki lined up their tractors along the national highway Moudanian – Thessaloniki, bound for Thessaloniki. They were planning to deliver a resolution with …

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Farmers in Greece escalate their protests (videos)

Farmers and breeders in Greece intensify their mobilization against the governmental policies, blocking roads with their tractors and throwing fresh milk away in protest. They demand the full of promised compensations after the September floods and they complain about the high cost of production. They accuse the conservative New Democracy …

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Five arrested in pro-Palestinian protest in Samos refugees structure (vids)

Greek police arrested five people in the closed migrants structure on the island of Samos around Tuesday midnight after a big crowd of migrants and refugees gathered to protest the attack at the Gaza hospital that killed over 500 people patients, medical and nursing personnel but also people who had sought …

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Taxi drivers on Rhodes block disembarkation of Uber cars; detentions

Taxi drivers on the island of Rhodes gathered at the port in order to block the disembarkation of a some 25 cars they said they were from a company that cooperates with Uber service on the island. According to local media rodiaki.gr, more than 200 local taxi drivers flocked to …

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Riot Police attacks peaceful protesters, truck races through crowd (videos)

Videos shows riot police attacking peaceful protesters, among them elderly, with batons and tear gas in downtown Athens as thousands of Greeks march expressing their rage for the train collision and demanding justice for the victims and not cover-up. Video via avgi.gr: Peacefull protesters march towards Syntagma Square chanting slogans, …

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Two Athens metro stations closed due to train crash protest rally

Athens metro stations “Syntagma” and “Panepistimio” have been shut down since 10:30 Sunday morning due to protest rallies in downtown. The trains will pass through the two stations without stopping. They will open again upon a police order. The protest rallies start at 12 o’ clock noon. Public sector union …

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Massive protests across Greece: Justice for train victims

Hundreds of thousands of people, a human river of rage, flooded the streets of big and small cities across Greece, demanding justice for the victims of the fatal train collision a week ago. it was intiailly unions that had called for protests and a 24-hour strike. Chanting slogans “Murderers” and …

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Protests in Greece turn violent as anger over train crash grows (videos)

As anger in the society grows, thousands of Greeks took to the streets of several cities on Friday to protest the tragic death of 57 people caused by a head-on train collision on March 1. As no other expected, in some cities, protests turned violent. In Athens, Thessaloniki and Larissa …

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Angry protesters and police clash over deadly train crash

Riot police beat people and fired tear gas and sound flares at students who gathered outside the headquarters of Hellenic Train in Athens on Wednesday to protest the deadly train crash in Tempi and commemorate the victims, most of them students returning home after a long weekend. Angry protesters smashed …

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National Theater teachers resign en masse in solidarity with Drama School studentsprotest

A total of 42 teachers at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece’s (NTG) resigned en masse on Wednesday in solidarity with their students over a controversial presidential decree. Protests were held on the same day with main slogan demanding the resignation of culture Minister Lina Mendoni. Δυναμική …

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Protests and clashes with police after death of Roma boy

Carrying banners and shouting “Murderers” thousands of Greeks protest in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities for the death of 16-year-old Kostas Fragoulis, an unarmed Roma boy shot in the head by a police officer.   At the time, angry members of Roma communities across the country have started fires and …

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One Metro station closed, traffic regulations in downtown Athens, Dec 6

Metro station <Panepistimio> in downtown Athens will remain closed from 9:00 a.m. and until further notice on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, by order of the police, due to the events on the anniversary of the assassination of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008. Metro trains will pass through the station without …

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