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Killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos Haunts Greece 11 Years Later

December 6, 2019 marks the 11th anniversary of the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas, an act that stands as a landmark case of police brutality in Greece. In more peaceful times, Greek society would mourn...

Greek Ministry Issues Ultimatum for Squatters to Evacuate All Buildings

The Greek Ministry of Citizen's Protection issued a statement, in what amounts to an ultimatum, on Wednesday afternoon, regarding the issue of squatting and illegally occupying abandoned buildings in the country. The Ministry's statement noted that ''Those who have illegally...

Greek Government Determined to Continue "Law and Order" Campaign

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appears to be determined to continue his campaign of law and order for Greece, which was one of his political pledges before the July elections. He has fared well so far in this mission, but...

Clashes Between Students and Police Erupt Outside Athens University of Economics

Clashes erupted on Monday afternoon between students and Greece's ''MAT'' riot police forces outside the premises of Athens' University of Economics and Business (AUEB). A group of people tried to attack police forces which were stationed just outside University property. The...

Three Police Officers Injured in Firebomb Attack by Greek Anarchists

Three Greek riot police officers were injured on Thursday night when their squad came under attack by a group of some 25 self-styled anarchists lobbing homemade firebombs in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia. Of the three officers who were...

Greek Police Evacuate Athens Building Occupied by Anarchists

Hellenic Police on Saturday evacuated a building that belongs to the Athens University of Economics and Business and has been occupied by anarchists. Four people were taken into custody. The building, which is two blocks from AUEB at the intersection of...

Police Clear Out Another Two Illegal Squats in Exarchia

More than thirty migrants were evacuated by police forces on Wednesday morning as part of a new police operation to clear out illegal habitations in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia. The operation, which was executed by members of the...

”Rubicon” Anarchist Group Storms Labor Ministry in Athens

The headquarters of Greece's Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity in downtown Athens was the target of another ”intervention,” as the well-known Greek anarchist group ”Rubicon” terms it, on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:10 PM local time, twenty...

Rubicon Anarchists Attack Metallurgical Company HQ in Athens (video)

Members of Rubicon anarchist group attacked the main offices of LARCO general mining and metallurgical company in the Athens suburb of Maroussi early Sunday morning. The Rubicon members damaged the front door and threw paint at the facade of the building....

Police Remove Anarchist's Kiosk from Downtown Athens

Early on Friday, police removed a container in Exarchia Square, in downtown Athens, which had been used by anarchists and other groups as a kiosk for the distribution of information about their group. The container, which was set up almost...