Police brutality

Protest rallies in Athens, Thessaloniki against FYROM name deal

Two rallies were under way in central Athens and Thessaloniki on Sunday to protest June's deal between Athens and Skopje on the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's (FYROM).

The gatherings outside Parliament in the Greek capital and Aristotelous Square in the northern port shut down key thoroughfares in both cities.

Communist union protests strikes on Syria for second day

Protesters affiliated with the Communist Party-affiliated labor union PAME shout slogans as they pass the US Embassy near the center of Athens Tuesday evening during a demonstration against recent air strikes on Syria by the United States, Britain and France. Some of the protesters threw eggs at both the embassy and the offices of the European Commission.

KKE protesters try to take down Truman statue

Greek communist party (KKE) supporters tried to take down a statue of former US president Harry Truman in Athens on Monday during a protest against air strikes on Syria by the United States, Britain and France, Reuters reports. Protesters used a metal grinder to try to cut off the statue's feet and tug it down with ropes before riot police intervened and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.