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Killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos Still Haunts Greece

December 6, marks the anniversary of the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas in 2008, an act that stands as a landmark case of police brutality in Greece. In more peaceful times, Greek society would mourn...

Arrests Made as Demonstrators Gather on Anniversary of Police Killing Despite Ban

Over 100 people have been arrested in Athens on Sunday after attempting to hold a demonstration for the anniversary of the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a police officer in 2008, despite the state's ban on gatherings. The majority...

Four Police Officers Injured After Clash With Anarchists Over Protest Ban

Around 50 anarchists clashed with police in the Athenian neighborhood of Kolonos on Saturday, leaving four officers injured. As of Saturday evening, no arrests have been made. Reportedly, the group of anarchists gathered to demonstrate for the anniversary of the...

Clashes Erupt on Anniversary of Grigoropoulos Murder in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras

Scores of primarily youthful demonstrators who took to the streets of the Greek capital to mark the eleventh anniversary of the brutal murder of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Athens' Exarcheia district clashed with police on Friday evening. Clashes also took...

Athens' Center Cordoned Off for Protests on Anniversary of Grigoropoulos Killing

The center of Athens will remain cordoned off for the entire day on Friday because of the rallies and demonstrations planned for the anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer...

Greek Supreme Court to Review Ruling on Grigoropoulos Murder Case

The Areos Pagos, Greece's supreme court, requested a copy of the court ruling on the case of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Friday. The fifteen-year-old demonstrator was murdered in Exarchia in December, 2008 by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas. The murder sparked...

Former Cop Who Killed 15-Year-Old Grigoropoulos Released From Jail

The former police officer who was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment for the murder of 15-year-old protester Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008 was released from jail on Tuesday. Epaminondas Korkoneas has served 11 of the 13 years of his sentence and his...

Lamia Court Upholds Conviction for Murderer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos

The court of Lamia ruled on Monday that the conviction and 13-year sentence for Epaminondas Korkoneas, the police special guard who killed 15-year-old protester Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, should be upheld. The Lamia Court of Appeals unanimously found Korkoneas guilty of...

Athens Riots Break Out on Anniversary of Teen's Death (video)

Demonstrators marked the tenth anniversary of the killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos clashed with police in central Athens on Thursday. Youths hurled Molotov cocktails at police officers and smashed shop windows along Stadiou Street before police responded with teargas. Authorities deployed about...

Greek Authorities Brace for Riots on Anniversary of Teen's Murder by Police

Greek Police are bracing for expected riots on Thursday, the tenth anniversary of the killing of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a police officer. The young man was killed during a demonstration in Exarchia, in central Athens. Five thousand police officers,...