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Protesters Clash with Police Over Education Bill in Thessaloniki

Police have made over 30 arrests in Thessaloniki after they clashed with protesters who were demonstrating against a new education bill.

Greek Police Plan Crackdown on Covid Restriction Violators on New Year's Day

The Greek police plan a crackdown on violators of the current coronavirus measures on New Year's Day, according to a statement by a Hellenic Police spokesperson on Wednesday. More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed throughout the country for...

Greek Police Suspends 4 Officers for Beating Helpless Refugees on Lesvos

The Greek Police announced on Friday night that they suspended three border guards and one police officer on the island of Lesvos, following the publication of a video, which showed them beating helpless refugees and migrants on the Eastern...

Greek Police Bans Public Gatherings Ahead of Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

The Greek Police issued a statement late on Saturday night announcing that all public gatherings of more than four people in Greece's public places will be banned from Sunday, November 15, to Wednesday, November 18. This comes as Greece prepares...

Greek Police Saddles Needy Man with €300 Fine for Not Wearing a Mask

The Greek police in the city of Chania in Crete recently fined a destitute 61-year-old man for not wearing a face mask. The fine was €300. The man was going to Splantzia Square, where a local soup kitchen offers...

Arrests Follow Illegal Youth Party in Coronavirus-Ravaged Thessaloniki

Another illegal indoor party took place on Friday night in Thessaloniki, the Greek city that is currently suffering the most from the second deadly wave of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Loud music coming from an apartment in downtown Thessaloniki led...

Greek Police Toughen Up on Violations of Covid Measures

Greek police made one arrest and recorded over one thousand violations of the mandatory face-mask order, which was imposed recently, on Sunday. A total of sixteen venues were operating out of hours, and 260 people were found to be in...

Greek Police Find Cache of Weapons in Athens; Three Suspects Arrested

Greek anti-terrorist police arrested three people late on Wednesday after weapons and explosives were discovered in separate locations in the district of Koukaki, Athens. Police say that the three suspects, known for their connections to extremist groups, were two men,...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets With Greek-American Officers at NYPD Precinct

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America recently visited the local police station serving the area where the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters is located in New York City, known as the 19th Precinct, to meet with Greek-American police officers. The visit...

Greek Americans Hold Vigil, Demand Justice for George Zapantis

Dozens of Greek Americans gathered outside the home George Zapantis in Whitestone, New York on Saturday to hold a vigil and demand justice for the 29-year-old man who died last week of cardiac arrest induced by excessive force used...