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Greece: Annual anti-police brutality protest in Athens ends in clashes, arrests03:39

Greece: Annual anti-police brutality protest in Athens ends in clashes, arrests

Greece, Athens
December 7, 2022 at 11:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 11,000 people reportedly joined the students' protests against police brutality in Athens on Tuesday, which ended in clashes and arrests.

The demonstration was called to commemorate the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos who was shot by the police in 2008, leading to riots across the countries. One officer was sentence to life in prison two years later, but released on appeal.

Tensions were further aggravated by the shooting of a 16-year-old Roma boy by a police officer in Thessaloniki on Monday. The authorities reported that the officer was arrested and suspended from duty.

Media reports claimed the teenager had allegedly tried to leave a petrol station without paying for fuel.

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Greece: Annual anti-police brutality protest in Athens ends in clashes, arrests03:39
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Over 11,000 people reportedly joined the students' protests against police brutality in Athens on Tuesday, which ended in clashes and arrests.

The demonstration was called to commemorate the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos who was shot by the police in 2008, leading to riots across the countries. One officer was sentence to life in prison two years later, but released on appeal.

Tensions were further aggravated by the shooting of a 16-year-old Roma boy by a police officer in Thessaloniki on Monday. The authorities reported that the officer was arrested and suspended from duty.

Media reports claimed the teenager had allegedly tried to leave a petrol station without paying for fuel.

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