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How Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Got Their Names

There are several famous --but strangely named -- neighborhoods and squares in Athens and even Athenians don't know how they first got their monikers. Plateia Amerikis, or America Square, is an iconic square in Athens. The busy square was named...

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...

Vandals Torch Christmas Tree in Athens’ Exarchia for the Second Time in a Week

Unknown vandals burned for the second time in less than two days the Christmas tree of the central square of the notorious Exarchia district in Athens on Friday night. The new incident took place just a few hours after the...

Vandals Torch Christmas Tree in Athens' Exarchia District (video)

Unknown assailants burned a Christmas tree in the central square of the notorious Exarchia district on Wednesday night, just a few hours after it had been placed there and decorated by the city of Athens' municipal workers. Eye witnesses said...

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...

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...

Greek Police Raid Another Migrant Squat in Downtown Athens

Police on Monday raided an illegally-occupied building in the Exarchia district in downtown Athens, removing more than 100 illegal migrants and refugees as part of a clean-up drive by the government. The building in Oktaviou Merlie and Prassa Street was...

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...

Anarchists Attack Police Station with Firebombs in Athens

A group of about 30 anarchists launched an attack with Molotov cocktails against the  Zografou police station in Athens at around 2:40 am on Saturday. According to the Hellenic Police, the perpetrators came out of the nearby university campus and...

Video Shows Violent Clashes Between Anarchists and Police in Exarcheia

A video was published on Twitter on Monday evening showing how a group of so-called anarchists attacked police officers with Molotov cocktails in a confrontation in the Exarcheia district of Athens, Greece. The Twitter user wrote in his tweet that the...