Anarchism in Greece

More than 100 people detained during rioting in Greece

Greek authorities say more than 100 people were detained during rioting in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki following events marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager.

Police said Friday that 66 people were detained in Athens during the violence that began Thursday afternoon, with 13 of those arrested.

Protests on anniversary of teen's killing turn violent

Greek riot police used a water cannon to disperse protesters in central Athens, during an anniversary rally on Thursday marking the 2008 police shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Police reportedly detained 30 people in Athens, including some minors, and one in Thessaloniki during clashes with hooded youths after the end of the protest marches in both cities.

Street riots continue through the night

Protesters wear gas masks during an anniversary rally marking the 2008 police shooting of 15-year-old student, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, in Athens, Thursday. New protest marches were underway Thursday evening hours after violent initial demonstrations where masked youths attacked police with firebombs and stones. [Costas Baltas/Reuters]

Syntagma metro station closing at noon for Grigoropoulos anniversary marches

The Syntagma metro station in central Athens will close at 12 noon on Thursday, the Greek Police (ELAS) has said.

The decision is part of security measures for policing marches and rallies marking the 10th anniversary of the killing by a policeman of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in the downtown district of Exarchia in 2008.

Police out in force for 10th anniversary of teen killing

Thousands of police officers will be on the streets of the capital on Thursday to monitor rallies planned for downtown Athens to mark the 10th anniversary of the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police officer.

Apart from some 5,000 officers in Athens, police will also be out in force in several other cities where similar rallies are planned.

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