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Police beats students protesting Greece’s new Education bill (videos)

With teargas and sound flares Greek police cracked down student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Students, teachers, academics, high school students, parents marched through the cities against the Education bill that provides among others,he presence of police at universities. Thousands of #students protest for yet another week in …

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Citizen Protection Minister sees “150 molotov cocktail” even if not one around…(videos)

Opposition parties SYRIZa and MeRA 25 are at war of words with the Ministry of Civil Protection that justified the firing of tear gas against people waiting for the verdict of neo-nazi Golden Dawn outside the Appeals court on Wednesday. In a tweet Civil Protection Minister, Michalis Chysochoidis stated that …

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Police fires tear-gas at protesters against bill to curtail public gatherings rights

Tear-gas and sound flares, chasing and bulling, stones and molotov cocktail bombs. The protest against the bill that limits rights to public gatherings started peacefully but soon turned downtown Athens into a battlefield on Thursday evening. With main slogans “No tolerance to the their plans,” and “the bill remains on …

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Athens: Solidarity rally for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

Students organization, citizens, leftist parties and collectives, some 3,000 people marched through from Syntagma Square in downtown Athens and to the US Embassy on Wednesday afternoon to express solidarity with protesters in USA and demand justice for George Floyd. The main slogans to be heard in this anti-racism, anti-fascist rally …

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Riot police fires tear gas at young people hanging out in Athens suburb

Riot police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of young people hanging out at the main square  of Agia Paraskevi suburb of northern Athens late on Tuesday. It was the second night youngsters gathered there in a kind of open party with take-away drinks as bars and cafes are still …

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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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Clashes and extensive use of tear gas at Macedonia rally, 44 injured (videos)

Macedonia protesters clashed with riot police outside the Greek Parliament on Sunday during the big rally against the Prespes Agreement. Armed with sticks a group of men tried to break the police cordon and enter the Parliament building in downtown Athens. The reaction by riot police was prompt with extensive …

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Protesting teachers clash with Greek police, get tear gassed

Riot police fired tear gas at striking teachers attempting to raid the Greek Parliament on Thursday. Holding sticks with red flags, members of the communist union first tried to reach the parliament building through the stairs of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. When their attempts failed, they tried to …

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Greek police fires tear gas at protesting teachers demanding jobs (picts,video)

Tension and tear gas at the protest organized by teachers in downtown Athens on Friday. The marched through the city center and at one point a big crowd attempted to reach the prime ministry mansion. As expected, riot police did not let protesters prevail and fired tear gas to disperse …

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PAOK-AEK supporters deliver tough clashes, 70 people injured VIDEO

Supporters of Football Clubs PAOK and AEK launched a stone war earlier today in Volos in Central Greece. They turned the football field and surrounding areas into a real battlefield. Police has fired tear gas and sound flares but the brawl continues as KTG writes the post at 07:10 pm …

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Thessaloniki: Anarchists clash with police and nationalists (videos)

Clashes between anarchists and police forces occurred Sunday noon in Thessaloniki around the White Tower. The clashes began when anarchists attacked a passerby, whom they considered to be member of a nationalist group that held a demonstration nearby. The atmosphere was tense ever since the morning, as some 20 members …

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Greek police fires teargas at elderly protesters (video, picts)

Greek police fired teargas at protesting pensioners when the few hundreds to elderly men and women attempted to break the police cordon and walk towards the office of the Prime Minister. some pensioners commented “Thanks for the treat!” via @MakisSinodinos Pensioners from several sectors had come to downtown Athens in …

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Athens: Anarchists clash with riot police on 7. Anniversary of murder of teenager boy Griogoropoulos

Molotov cocktails and fire bombs. Stones and wooden sticks. Anarchists or so-called ‘antiauthotirarians’ with hoods have launched an attack against riot police squads in down town Athens. Τhe attacks were expected on this Sunday, the 7, Anniversary of the murder of teenager boy, Alexis Griogoropoulos by a police special guard. …

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Public Order Minister Panousis: “Chemicals are not to chase pensioners and teachers”

In other Greek news away from the Greek debt… the government proceeded with some important changes concerning protests and police presence. Two rallies held on Saturday took place without armed police, without combat shields, without use of tear gas and with the metro stations open. This was a decision by …

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