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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...

Greek Police, Coast Guard in Disagreement after Drug Raid in Exarchia Left 2 Men Injured

Hellenic Police and the Hellenic Coast Guard are in disagreement over operational procedures after two men of the latter were injured following a drug raid in Exarchia on Thursday night. Eight men of the coast guard accompanied by a prosecutor...

Exarcheia District Residents Plead for Help

Residents of the infamous Athens district of Exarcheia published an angry open letter on Wednesday which describes the climate of lawlessness which prevails in their neighborhood. The letter says that Exarcheia has become a "dark zone of Athens", as radical leftist...

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,...

Anarchists, Police Fight for 2 Hours in Central Athens

Friday night in central Athens saw more clashes between anarchists and police as Molotov cocktails and rocks were thrown in Exarchia. This time clashes lasted a solid two hours with Tositsa Street -- next to the National Technical University of Athens...

Exarchia Turning into a Ghetto, Claim Furious Athenians

Hundreds of residents of the central Athenian neighborhood of Exarchia have called on the Greek prosecution service to intervene and put an end to the crime, vandalism and lawlessness threatening to turn the area into a ghetto. A three-page appeal...

Opposition Chief Promises to End Vandalism in Greek Universities

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis promised via Twitter that he will put an end to vandalism in Greek universities, if New Democracy wins the next election. What triggered the Mitsotakis tweet was a photo report of the National Technical University...

Greek Police Arrest 11, Question 26 in Athens Riot

Greek Police arrested 11 people and brought in 26 for questioning after the destructive riots that took place in Athens, for the 9th anniversary of the police slaying of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Eight of the people arrested are Greek; three of...

Athens to "Pay" Once Again for Grigoropoulos' Slaying by Greek Police

Greek police brace once again for the violence that is programmed to erupt this Wednesday, on the 9th anniversary of the slaying of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman on December 6, 2008. It has become a sad tradition that every...

Four Anarchists Arrested for Possession of Firebombs in Athens

Four anarchists were arrested late on Sunday night after police evacuated an occupied building in Exarchia in Athens. The four face felony charges for possession of firebombs. The evacuation and the arrests were made after a swift operation in a...