Riots break out in Greece after police shoot 15-year-old boy + Violent protests in Greece intensify

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By Ann Talbot
http://www.wsws.org
8 December 2008

Nationwide rioting has broken out in Greece after police shot dead a 15-year-old boy in Athens. Rioting began in the capital and quickly spread to the northern city of Thessaloniki and even to the islands of Crete and Corfu.

More than 1,000 people protested in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki. The protestors attacked department stores, banks, police stations and other public buildings. Riots were also reported in the university towns of Patras, Komotini, Heralkion Ioannina and Chania on Crete.

In Athens, the rioting quickly spread to Monistiraki, one of the main tourist districts, and to Ermou, a major shopping street. Buildings next to the ancient monument of Hadrian’s Library were burning on Sunday morning.

Sunday saw renewed demonstrations and clashes with the police. Police fired tear gas into a crowd in Thessaloniki that chanted, “Murderers in uniform.”

via Riots break out in Greece after police shoot 15-year-old boy.

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Violent protests in Greece intensify

AlJazeeraEnglish

Dozens of people including police have been injured in a second day of rioting in Greece.

Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens where dozens of shops and cars have been burned as protesters showed their anger over the police killing of a 15-year-old boy.

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Massive Protest Riots In Athens Greece

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December 08, 2008 BBC World

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