RIOTERS torched vehicles and hurled flares at cops to mark the tenth anniversary of a ‘police brutality’ killing. A whole bunch of demo
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.
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.
In 2008 hundreds took to the streets after Grigoropoulos was shot.
The carnage marked Greece’s worst riots in many years.
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