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Six Greek Police Officers, Prisoners Placed in Quarantine after Coronavirus Exposure

Six Athens police officers, along with an unspecified number of detainees, were placed into quarantine for two weeks after one of the incarcerated men tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday. The Albanian detainee had been at the Omonoia Square...

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...

WWII Hand Grenade Found in Abandoned House in Athens

A hand grenade dating all the way back to World War II was discovered on Thursday in an abandoned house in Athens. The hand grenade was found by a worker inside a house in the downtown neighborhood of Exarcheia in...

Greek Police Clear Out Another Migrant Squat in Exarcheia, Athens

Greek police initiated a new operation in downtown Athens' Exarcheia neighborhood on Tuesday morning in their ongoing efforts to clear squatters from buildings there. The operation began before 6 o'clock in the morning local time, with a number of police officers...

New Clashes Erupt Between Police and Anarchists in Downtown Athens

One person was reportedly injured during clashes between police and anarchists groups in the Athenian district of Exarchia on Thursday night. The clashes erupted at the anarchist squat called "Vox," where the group claim the police threw tear gas at...

Anarchists Break Windows of Greek Consulate in Nantes, France

The offices of the Greek consulate in the French city of Nantes were attacked by a group of French anarchists on Wednesday night. The group threw rocks and broke the windows in the ground floor of the building. The anarchists also...

Asylum Seekers Taken from Athens Squats to be Moved to Migrant Camps

Greek authorities announced on Tuesday that a total of 134 asylum seekers who were evicted from squats in Exarchia in downtown Athens will be moved to state reception facilities in the next several days. The 134 migrants – chiefly consisting...

Greek Police Continue Crackdown on Illegal Exarchia Squats

Dozens of people were remanded for questioning on Thursday morning as part of a large-scale police operation to clear illegal habitations in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia. The operation, which was executed by the Attica Security Division with assistance...

Dozens of Migrants Arrested in Downtown Athens Police Sweep

More than eighty people, mostly undocumented migrants, were arrested in a large police operation targeting occupied buildings in the notorious Athenian district of Exarchia on Thursday. Police say they acted on intelligence about extensive drug trafficking. The squatters, who were living...