Anarchism in Greece
The contract for the northern part of the E65 highway will be signed tomorrow, as announced by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis, speaking to Parapolitika 90.1 FM. "A very big effort has been made in the last 23 months, we have worked intensively to unblock projects that we found "stuck".
Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses.
Mass gatherings are banned under current lockdown rules imposed because of the pandemic, but members and supporters of student and left-wing groups joined a rally Thursday near parliament in central Athens.
Police said on Monday that 399 people were detained in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia on Sunday during commemorations for the 12th anniversary of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a police officer.
Of these, 143 were arrested and charged with violating the ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Police in Athens are investigating whether a spate of arson attacks on "establishment" targets and a fight involving members of a soccer fan club may be part of an effort by organized anarchist groups to establish new turf in other parts of the city center after being ousted from the downtown district of Exarchia.