Riot Police

Student Protests Against Education Bill Erupt Across Greece

Large protests erupted across Greece on Thursday as activists demonstrated against the government’s latest education bill, which calls for police on university campuses. Additionally, the protesters demanded that all levels of schools reopen with all necessary safety measures. Currently, primary 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...

Athens' Exarchia Witnesses Fresh Clashes Between Anarchists and Police

Very early on Friday morning, Athens' downtown district of Exarchia witnessed yet another  series of clashes between so-called Anarchists and police forces. A group of approximately twenty-five men came from nearby streets and threw Molotov cocktails at a unit of riot police...

Rocks Thrown at Police Squad, One Police Officer Injured in Athens' Exarchia Neighborhood

One police officer was injured on Sunday afternoon after a group of people threw rocks at members of Police's DIAS unit near Athens' Exarchia neighborhood. The incident took place around 4:45 pm local time after two police officers tried to...

Fresh Clashes Erupt Between Anarchists and Police in Athens' Exarchia

Once again, violence erupted in the Exarchia district of Athens on Saturday night. A group of young men came from the Polytechnic School's premises and threw rocks and petrol bombs at a police unit that was stationed at Patision Avenue...

Tight Security Measures in Athens Ahead of Prespa Agreement Vote

The Greek police are bracing for possible violence at a demonstration against the Prespa Agreement which is scheduled to take place in Athens on Thursday evening. The metro station at Syntagma Square will be closed from 16:30 local time (14:30 G.M.T.)...

Hooded Youths Target Greek Police Headquarters

A group of approximately twenty hooded youths attacked the headquarters of the Greek riot police near the main University campus in Athens on Tuesday. Witnesses said that they threw Molotov cocktails at the building before running away. No injuries were reported...

2 Injured in Fighting Between Police, Anarchists in Athens

Anarchists fought with police early Sunday morning in Athens, leaving two officers injured and patrol cars destroyed by explosive devices. The first incident happened at the Peristeri Traffic Police Station, where perpetrators placed explosive devices made of butane gas canisters....

One Arrest After Attacks on MAT Riot Police in Exarchia

One person was arrested on Saturday following three separate attacks in Athens' Exarchia district overnight, during which youth threw stones and bottles at platoons of MAT riot police. The first attack took place at 1:00 on Saturday morning, followed by...

More Attacks on Riot Police in the Exarchia District of Athens

Once again violence erupted in the capital last night when hooded youth threw petrol bombs at riot police stationed in the Exarchia district of Athens. The incident took place around 10:30 pm at the intersection of Patision and Tositsa Streets and...