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Patras: Soccer hooligans stab one policeman on the back and beat another one

Hooligans stabbed on the back the head of the police force as riot police and Olympiacos fans clashed outside Ayias football stadium in Patras. The clashes started when some 100 Olympiacos fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.  During the clashes …

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Athens: Angry Mob Destroys Migrants’ Shops – One Migrant Stabbed

The district of Agios Panteleimon turned into a “battlefield” during the last days after the attack against a local hairdresser that sparked a storm of reactions by residents and provided opportunity to right-wing extremists to start violent actions against migrant vendors, with the pictures of the damages to remind one of …

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Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Warning for Syria

Greek Foreign Ministry issued on Wednesday a travel advisory and asks Greeks to avoid travelling to Syria. Violence dramatically escalated on Wednesday night with at least 200 people killed after the assassination of the Defence Minister and two other top military officials. “Due to the rapid deterioration of the security situation in …

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HRW: Greek Police Ignore Rising Attacks On Migrants

The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets. In the 99-page report, “Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece,” the Human Rights Watch documents the failure of the police and the judiciary to prevent and punish …

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Chrysi Avgi MP Punches Communist MP On Live TV Studio (video)

Greece is speechless! Totally out of control  spokesman of Chrysis Avgi (Golden Dawn) and elected MP Ilias Kasidiaris punched Communist KKE MP Liana Kanelli while on live studio on ANT1 TV on Thursday morning. Just seconds earlier Kasidiaris had thrown water against SYRIZA MP Rena Dourou. The prosecutor asked the arrest of …

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Athens: Journalist Completely Deaf After Police Stun Grenade

 Journalist Manolis Kypraios is completely deaf on both ears after a stun grenade exploded right next to him during the incidents of June 15th, 2011. The reporter for economic newspaper Express was covering the protests of “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Square. A policeman fired a stun grenade next to him. …

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Sharp Drop in Athens Hotels Bookings After the Riots

A blow hit the Greek tourism at time when predictions were talking of double-digit increase of arrivals.  The blow came from the incidents and riots of last week and resulted into cancellations by Greece holidaymakers.  “The images of destruction, violence and lawlessness in the downtown Athens,  and especially the international …

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“We Are All Greeks”: Spanish Solidarity Video

More than 80 comments are awaiting for moderation,  a full e-mail inbox, phone calls from friends, asking whether is ‘safe’ go to to downtown Athens. Yes, it’s safe, unless some kids play with tear gas and thus in the middle of the summer with rising temperature.  The pictures and footage documenting excessive …

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Political Party Files Lawsuit Against Greek Police on Tear-Gas & Violence

A lawsuit was filed on Friday morning against the Greek Police EL.AS by Alexis Tsipras, leader of the of the left-wing political party SYRIZA with 9 seats in the Greek Parliament. Tsipras submitted to the prosecutor of the Supreme Court photographs and 38 video footage and eye witnesses testimonies documenting the excessive …

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Max Keiser: Papandreou is the Greek “Ceauşescu”

Somebody is really mad about what happened in Athens on Wednesday and the unprecedented use of tears gas even expired one (see picture below). Interesting is the fact that he is not even Greek. He is Max Keiser, the famous American broadcaster,  film-maker, and former equities broker  and  host of  “Keiser …

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Athens, June 29/11: Glorification of the Greek Democracy

I am so damned proud today! Greece showed that it is a truly democratic country and the people’s will prevails in rate 155:300. Inside the parliament the lawmakers dressed in light summer suits voted pro and contra the Mid-Term Austerity Programme. A 28 billion euro package containing wages, social allowances …

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Athens: Violence against Migrants continue

Another outbreak of violence occurred earlier Sunday in Athens downtown. A group of 10 people attacked two foreigners as they were walking down Menanrdrou street near Omonia square. They beat them , injured them and fled.  This adds to a series of attacks against legal or illegal migrants by groups of allegedly far-right …

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