Demonstrations and actions in 17 Greek cities mark two-year anniversary of the state assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos; police announce unprecedented traffic ban in central Athens
Monday, December 6, 2010
-16:20 (GMT+2) The demonstration in Athens have been effectivelly banned. charging at the first people who gathered at the Univerity’s Propylaia police have now pushed a large demo block.. Hundrends of people keep now gathering, effectivelly behind the police lines.
-15:55 (GMT+2) Main demo has not even started but clashes with the police have. Riot police have souroundedthe university of Athens where the pre-demo gathering takes place.
- 13:45 (GMT+2) The joint student/teacher demonstration in Athens just ended. In the spirit of December, students pelted the police with oranges. We are waiting for the main evening demonstration to start.Earlier high school students’ demonstrations took place in various parts of Athens and outside the capital, in the Athens’ suburb of Aigaleo was reported that a few hundrend students marched in the local police department where were tehy clashed with police.
Today, 6.12.2010, marks two years from the date of the assassination of 15-year old Alexis Grigoropoulos by special police forces in the Exarcheia district of Athens.
This post will be carrying continuous updates from demonstrations and actions organised in Athens and Thessaloniki and a summary of the events nationwide. There are demonstrations called in at least 17 Greek cities.