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live Riots in Athens after a procession of anarchists

02 December 2014 / 22:12:24  GRReporter
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Simona Peneva

Photos: Svetoslava Stefanova

Anarchists caused riots in central Athens after the procession in support of Nikos Romanos, who faces terrorism charges. Vandals had overturned at least two cars that were parked in the Exarcheia neighbourhood and set fire to a bus serving line 060. The passengers are evacuated; there are many ambulances and policemen at the scene.

The procession began late in the afternoon, initially involving about 4,000 demonstrators, but their number had rapidly increased to about 7,000, according to police sources. The authorities used tear gas to confine the unrest.

On the corner of "Stournaras" and "Patision" streets in the centre of Athens the police and demonstrators had ended up in a close combat. A reporter of GRReporter informed that the anarchists had ignited at least six hand grenades in less than 30 minutes.

Dustbins are burning on the streets of Exarcheia neighbourhood and the entrance of a bank branch is on fire.

To be continued

Tags: anarcgistsriotsthe centre of AthensExarcheia neighbourhoodpoliceNikos Romanos bus on fire
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