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Greece: Anti-fascist demonstration planned in Athens September 18

Anti-fascist demonstration planned in Athens area September 18; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions to be anticipated along march route

18 Sep 05:12 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Keratsini, Piraeus

Event

Anti-fascist demonstrators are planning to march in the Athens area on Tuesday, September 18, to commemorate the killing of an anti-fascist activist by a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn (XA) party in September 2013. Demonstrators are expected to assemble in Keratsini at 17:30 (local time) and then march to the XA office in Piraeus.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated along the march route. Clashes between anti-fascist protesters and far-right counterprotesters are possible, as well as between demonstrators and security forces.

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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