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08 Jun 2019 | 01:30 PM UTC

Greece: Residual disruptions possible after unrest in Athens June 8

Greece News Alert

Unidentified group clashes with police in Exarchia area of Athens June 8; residual disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

Residual disruptions are possible after police and unidentified individuals clashed in the Exarcheia area of Athens on Saturday, June 8. According to local sources, a group of assailants threw projectiles at police stationed near the Ministry of Culture building sometime between 00:30 and 02:30 (local time). Security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Similar clashes are possible over the coming days. 

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations due to the risk of violence, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions in the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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