>video and fotos from greece 6/126 December 2010 – Demonstrations in 17 cities of Greece




6 VIDEO FROM METRA youth with a bag attacks a riot police as another protester tries to restrain him during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens Monday during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city, but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings.O COPS INSIDE ATHENS 6/12VIDEO FROM LARISSA DOWN OF GREECE 6/12 VIDEO FROM VOLOS DOWN OF GREECE 6/12

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6 Dec 2010 – On the second anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos there were demonstrations in 17 cities of Greece. In Athens, two events took place: the first in the morning, called by students and teachers, the principal in the afternoon with a greater presence of anarchists, anti-authoritarian and leftist movements.

During the first march, students greeted the police throwing oranges, previously, in cities and suburbs, spontaneous demonstrations of high school students marched through the streets and in the area of Aigaleo, a hundred of them collided with the police after they entered the local police station.

Before the main march began, the fighting had already begun, triggered by the ban to start the event and provocations of the police in the university area where the participants were gathering.

The ban on demonstrating and the charges against the first clustered in the street, failed to block the various groups that were gathered beyond the police lines.

Thousands of people then came together, without permission, in the streets of Athens and the deployment of riot cops, 3000 agents, attacked at several points surrounding the blocks of protesters who responded with rocks, sticks, cans of paint and some petrol bombs (mainly in clashes outside Parliament).

The riot cops first responded with tear gas, then with stun grenades.

All night the fighting continued in the district of Exarchia, where Alexis was killed. Still charges, tear gas, and attacks against police barricades, many protesters held, some wounded among the police.

It seems that the cops have also destroyed the marble plaque placed by demonstrators in memory of Alexis.

For now, according to the regime media, it seems there are 84 held among the demonstrators.



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