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Athens once again swept the riots

December 14 2008
13:10

Police managed to clear the main square of Athens from the demonstrators, but in the center of the collision are continuing, police said. The demonstration at Syntagma Square in front of Greek Parliament originally was peaceful. Pupils and students held a silent protest - they lit candles on the square in memory of teenager killed by police eight days ago.

The clashes began when they were joined by a crowd of anarchists. Cily police entered the area and pushed back the protesters.

Immediately after the police began to emerge sporadic clashes in various parts of the city. Were torched at least three banks and the building of the Ministry of Public Works of Greece. A crowd of anarchists attacked a police station area Exarchia. Also, rioters tried to break through to the headquarters of the parliamentary opposition, but were rebuffed.

Currently clashes centered around the Polytechnic University in Athens, which has already captured many days anarchists. Police entrance to the University is prohibited. Hundreds of rioters bombarded police with Molotov cocktails, reports RIA Novosti.

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