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Riot police fires tear gas in Athens University, municipality workers block main streets

Riot police fired tear gas in Athens university when students and administrative personnel attempted to disturb a meetings of professors discussing cuts in education and lay-offs.  Greek media report that  a group of students invaded the building and that some of the board members called the police. Outside the university at Panepistimiou …

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ERT protests, Jun 13/2013

Thousands protesters are currently outside the headquarters of Greek public broadcaster ERT, that was suddenly shut down on June 11/2013 – with an order of prime minister Antonis Samaras.  Journalists and technicians who were dismissed and lost their jobs  overnight have occupied the ERT HQ and broadcast live on 24-hour …

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UPD Istanbul: Greek student detained on suspicion of “inciting protests”

Greek student Giorgos Iatridis was detained together with ten other foreigners on Tuesday night with charges of inciting the protests in Taksim Square in Istambul. According to his website Alexiptoto, Iatridis was living in Istanbul since October 2012. He is a post-degree student at Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki and move …

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Skouries: 7 policemen injured, 3 women protesters in handcuffs over anti-gold mining protest

The gold mining site in Skouries turned into a boiling cauldron on Sunday as protesting residents moved to hinder the company’s vehicles form approaching the work site. The clash between residents and riot police ended with 7 policemen and one resident in the hospital and three women in handcuffs. Greek …

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Athens video: riot police vs protester

The anti-austerity protest rally on Sunday could be considered as “successful”. If it wasn’t for this video….  Riot police pushes a protester to the ground, trying to put handcuffs around his wrists. The protester resists. The policeman keeps him down with his knee. The protester shouts for help. Other protesters …

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Farmers from all over Greece launch protest rally in Athens

More than 4,000 farmers staged a protest rally in downtown Athens on Tuesday noon. Farmers from all over Greece gathered outside the Ministry for Agricultural Development and marched towards the Greek Parliament. There, they wanted to hand out a list with their demands to the Parliament speaker. Video: farers protest video …

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Greek PM to farmers: VAT reduction in agricultural supplies within …the 4 years of his governance

It touches the edge of pathetic when a prime minister of a country wants to please certain professional or society groups but his hands are tight by external forces, while other interests groups are just lurking to jump in and demand similar privileges. Speaking at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday, prime …

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Athens: tear gas, stones, one injured as thousands protest austerity

Violent incidents broke out in downtown Athens when riot police hindered protesters to come closer to several hotels near the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square. Protesters started to hurl stones, flares and molotov cocktails bombs against the policemen, while the latter answered with tear gas. Greek media report that the …

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UPD: Lamia: protesting farmers clash with riot police, 4 injured, 11 arrested (video)

Protesting farmers clashed with riot police at the Athens-Lamia highway near Anthili area on Wednesday morning. the situation got out of control when the farmers moved to the daily blocking of the highway in the context of their broader protests. The farmers hurled stones, oranges, wood pieces and other items …

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Protesting Farmers: new collision front for Greek government

Protesting farmers moved their tractors near the national highway, just kilometers away from the city of Larissa on Tuesday morning threatening to block the traffic in Greece’s North-South axis.  However the farmers were hindered from parking their tractors on the highway by strong riot police forces. Tension was high between farmers and police, …

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Surreal world: Greeks protest mergers of … tax offices

From Athens to Naousa and from Grevena to Lesvos, municipalities and residents organized protests against the mergers of …tax officers. In towns like Deskati/Grevena, Kalloni/Lesvos, Atalanti/Fthiotida, Kyparissia/Messini, Karystos/Evia, Leonidi/Arcadia, Mires/Irakleio, in Pylos and in Naoussa, in a total of nine tax offices protesters did not hesitate even to build a …

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Athens: 140 squatters detained over Villa Amalia, protesters occupy gov’t party offices

The day started with an operation of riot police detaining 101 anti-authoritarians who had re-occupied the building called “Villa Amalia” in downtown Athens. While the building was under police guarding,  occupiers were divided in two groups: one group distracted police’ attention, while the other broke the padlocks and entered the …

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Athens: Petrol bombs and tear gar at teenager boy commemoration

Tear gas and fires in garbage bins create a suffocating atmosphere in Exarchia district of Athens where protesters clashed with police on Thursday evening. Protesters hurled petrol bombs at riot police and set garbage bins on fire. Police fired teargas and chased the protesters through the streets of the area. …

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