Anarchism in Greece

Against change

Strange as it may sound, there is something which connects the deadlocked talks between Greece's leftist-led government and the Church of Greece with the annual clashes around the Athens Polytechnic. It's the blatant inability, or refusal, to change things.

Clashes between police, anarchists in central Athens

Clashes have broken out in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia.

Anarchists barricaded inside the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), also known as the "Polytechnic" are throwing rocks and firebombs at police, while others outside have erected barricades. Police are responding with stun grenades.

Riot police come under attack in Exarchia

Self-styled anarchists hurled Molotov cocktails against a riot police unit stationed at the intersection of Patision and Tositsa Streets in the Exarchia district of Athens late on Saturday, authorities said.

In a separate incident, masked youths attacked a riot police contingent guarding the headquarters of socialist PASOK on Harilaou Trikoupi Street.

Police detain 8 protesters after clashes in Thessaloniki

Police in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has detained eight people, including two minors, following clashes with protesters during a visit by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for the inauguration of Greece's largest trade fair late Saturday.

Authorities said 15 police officers were injured during the clashes and several shops and cars damaged.

Four suspects, including two teens, identified in Exarchia police attacks

Four suspects, among whom two are minors, have been identified in connection with three attacks against police in the downtown Athens area of Exarchia.

According to a Greek Police (ELAS) announcement on Thursday, the suspects are three males aged 23, 21 and 17, and a teenage girl aged 15.

French officials in Athens probing anarchist's role in 2017 IMF parcel bomb

More than a year after a letter bomb sent from Greece exploded at International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Paris, injuring the employee who opened it, French counterterrorism and judicial officials were in Athens recently to discuss the progress of investigations with their Greek counterparts, Kathimerini has learned.