Clashes Erupt in Athens on Anniversary of Police Killing of Teenager

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Clashes erupted in Athens after a protest march on December 6, commemorating the police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos eight years ago that sparked weeks of rioting in the Greek capital.

After hundreds marched peacefully, street battles broke out in Athens’ central Exarcheia district as protesters <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/214361/article/ekathimerini/news/violence-erupts-in-athens-on-anniversary-of-student-killing-by-police" target="_blank">reportedly</a> hurled petrol bombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with tear gas.

Exarcheia was the location of the fatal shooting in 2008, which followed an <a href="http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/12/06/alexandros-grigoropoulos-the-killing-that-shook-greece/" target="_blank">altercation between youths and two police officers</a>.

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