The yellow vest protests, which have brought particular chaos to Paris over the past few weeks, abated on Dec. 22, though one small gathering around the presidential palace did lead to police firing tear gas and using batons.
Protesters belonging to PAME, a union associated with the Greek Communist Party (KKE), try to bring down a statue of former US president Harry Truman in central Athens Monday during a demonstration against air strikes on Syria by the USA, UK and France. Another protester tried to chop off the statue's feet using an angle grinder before riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
A court has rejected the arrest demand for a police officer who is suspected of killing Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old who died after being shot by a tear gas canister by police during the Gezi Park Protests in June 2013.
The police officer, identified only by the initials F.D., denied the accusations, saying that he did not kill anyone.
The Istanbul 17th Court of Serious Crimes has accepted an indictment regarding the death of 14-year-old Berkin Elvan, who was killed with a tear gas canister during the Gezi protests in June 2013.
The indictment was completed on Dec. 7 after nearly three years of investigation, with the prosecutor saying the police officer had displayed "probable intent" in killing the boy.