Dimitris Koufodinas

Protesters supporting jailed terrorist clash with police in central Athens

Protesters took to the streets and clashed with police in the center of Athens on Tuesday afternoon to express support with jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas. 

Earlier in the day, self-styled anarchists barged into the building housing the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency in Athens, chanting slogans in favor of the terrorist.

Twenty-one people detained in rally held for jailed terrorist

Riot police made limited use of tear gas on Friday after engaging in scuffles with protesters during a demonstration of around 60 people outside Athens University to express solidarity with jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who has been on hunger strike for several weeks.

Twenty-one people were detained. 

Three central Athens metro stations ordered closed from 4 p.m.

The downtown Athens metro stations of Panepistimio, Monastiraki and Evangelismos will be closed at 4 p.m. on Friday on the orders of the Greek police.

The station closure was ordered to take place ahead of a 5 p.m. protest rally planned outside Athens University on Panepistimiou Street in support of jailed November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas.

Terrorist on hunger strike

Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas announced Friday he is starting a hunger strike.

The reason is his transfer from a rural prison into a regular one. The transfer to a rural prison was made possible by the previous leftist Syriza government.

Convicted N17 terrorist back in high security jail

Jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas was transferred to Domokos high-security prison, near Lamia in central Greece, on Monday, following a recent tightening of the laws regarding prison leave and the transfer system.

The law, passed earlier in December, bans the transfer of detainees convicted of terrorist offenses to rural prisons and foresees much stricter criteria for furlough.

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