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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...

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...

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...

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...