Σάββατο, 9 Ιουλίου 2011

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REVIEW:
Athens ,
Violence has once again hit the streets of the Greek capital as police and protesters clashed during a huge, anti-austerity rally. Protesters threw petrol bombs while police responded with tear-gas and flash bombs sending hundreds of protesters scrambling for cover. Two police and five civilians suffered injuries. A 24-hour strike by public and private sector workers grounded flights, closed schools and left Athens without public transport. (euronews/youtube)

Marches held to protest Greek government austerity measures ended in violence when riot police units attacked marchers in the centre of Greece northern port city of Thessaloniki. The rallies held as part of the country’s general strike were the target of tear gas, flash grenade (intended for use by anti-terrorist units in enclosed spaces) and the use of motorcycle units who were used to chase and intimidate demonstrators. (demotix)
Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country. Police fired tear gas and flash grenades at protesters, blanketing parts of the city center in choking smoke. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators ran to side streets to take cover. A police officer was attacked and his uniform caught fire in the city’s main Syntagma Square, and his motorcycle was burned. (msnbc / photoblog)
Police clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Wednesday as tens of thousands of people marched through Athens to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to contain the country’s budget deficit crisis. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse the crowds of demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails, stones and bottles, covering the capital in clouds of choking smoke. Several thousand people walked off the job in the 24-hour nationwide strike, which brought the country to a standstill. (monstersandcritics)
Protests in Athens have turned violent on February 23 2011, as running battles between protesters and the police were raging outside Syntagma Square, at Omonia Square, outside the Politehnio University on Patission street and other parts of the city. What started as sporadic scuffles between demonstrators and authorities have progressively spiralled out of control as the tension increased, media reports said. Television reports showed heavy battles between youths and the Greek riot police units, MAT, with both police officers and protesters being hit with Molotov cocktails. Stones, bottles, tear gas and stung grenades were echoing across central Athens. (sofiaecho)

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