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Greece Bans Gatherings, Demonstrations of Over 100 People

Greece announced on Monday it is banning large gatherings in public and private places in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The ban, which became effective as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, will be in effect...

Banning Protests in the Birthplace of Democracy

The Greek government's decision to ban protests and rallies during the anniversary celebrations of the Polytechnic uprising has raised questions about the state of Democracy in its birthplace. Opposition political parties and human rights groups have blasted the decision, claiming...

Violence Breaks Out at Protest Against Bill to Regulate Demonstrations in Greece

Police clashed with demonstrators outside the Greek parliament building on Thursday evening as lawmakers approved a bill which aims to regulate demonstrations. A group of protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at riot police while police responded with tear gas and flash...

May Day: Thousands March Across Greece to Commemorate Labor Day

Thousands of people, including members of trade unions, political parties and workers, marched in Athens and many other major Greek cities on Wednesday to commemorate Labor Day, The day devoted to workers is celebrated across Europe and other parts...

Rallies Planned Against the Prespa Deal in Athens and Thessaloniki

Macedonian organizations are planning two rallies against the Prespa agreement in Athens and Thessaloniki. The Athens rally is scheduled for January 20 outside the Greek parliament and the Thessaloniki rally a week later. Organizers hope that the rallies would be massive...

'Macedonia is Greece': Thousands Protest in Towns Across Country (photos)

Thousands gathered in more than 20 cities in northern Greece to protest the use of the term Macedonia by FYROM as Athens and Skopje are closing in on a deal to settle the name dispute. More than 2,000 people gathered in Pella, the...

25 Greek Cities Host Rallies on Macedonia Name Dispute

Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in rallies opposing the use of the term Macedonia by FYROM in 25 cities in northern Greece on Wednesday. The rallies in the town of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the...

Athens Announces Reduced Transport Ahead of May Day Rallies

Disruption is expected in Athens tomorrow as labor activists stage rallies and demonstrations to mark May 1, International Workers' Day. A rally by two large union groups is expected at 11 a.m. local time (0800GMT) in central Athens preceded an...

Fears That Home-Made Explosives Will be Used at Anti-Obama Rallies

An investigation by Greek police ahead of the official visit of United States President Barack Obama found a bag with seven Molotov cocktails on Korai Street in Nea Smyrni, a residential suburb south of the city center. The street...

Reactions: Greek MPs Vote on More Austerity Amid Strikes, Sit-Ins and Suspensions

The left-led SYRIZA government is rushing through a new wave of austerity measures ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting of eurozone creditors in Brussels on Monday. Thousands of Greek protestors took to the streets ahead of a vote in...