Greece turns into battle zone as hundreds of rioters hit streets on 10th anniversary of teenage ‘police brutality’ killing

Greece turns into battle zone as hundreds of rioters hit streets on 10th anniversary of teenage ‘police brutality’ killing

RIOTERS torched vehicles and hurled flares at cops to mark the tenth anniversary of a ‘police brutality’ killing. A whole bunch of demo

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RIOTERS torched vehicles and hurled flares at cops to mark the tenth anniversary of a ‘police brutality’ killing.

A whole bunch of demonstrators marched by Athens in tribute to 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was gunned down by officers in 2008.

The riots marked the ten-year anniversary of a police taking pictures
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Riot police have been pressured to storm the Exarchia district with batons and tear gasoline after protesters began throwing petrol bombs and fireworks.

Over two thousand officers have been deployed to assist create a hoop of metal round delicate places, whereas a helicopter circled above.

Bins and vehicles have been torched as the huge throng made its means by the town.

Clashes additionally broke out throughout demonstrations within the northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, with police firing teargas and stun grenades at protesters after being pelted with stones and petrol bombs.

15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was gunned down by officers in 2008
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Cops have been pelted with rocks and petrol bombs
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<img src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NINTCHDBPICT000454438729.jpg?strip=all&w=960" alt="" width="960" peak="635" class="size-thesun-article-image wp-image-7924345" /> Some yobs even hurled flares and fireworks
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Bins and vehicles have been torched as the huge throng made its means by the town
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Over two thousand officers have been deployed to assist create a hoop of metal round delicate places
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Riot police have been pressured to storm the Exarchia district with batons and tear gasoline
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In 2008 hundreds took to the streets after Grigoropoulos was shot.

The carnage marked Greece’s worst riots in many years.


Cops battled for weeks to regain management, with hundreds of protesters fuelled by anger over unemployment and financial hardship.

It comes after protesters in France – sporting their signature yellow vests – vowed to hold on with their violent anti-government demonstrations, as a part of a “revolution”.

Extremely-right teams need to faucet into the widespread anger in opposition to President Macron to assist overthrow the “system” in a “smash and kill mission”.


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