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07 Dec 2019 | 11:43 AM UTC

Greece: Clashes reported in Athens December 6-7

Greece News Alert

Police and anarchists clash in Athens on December 6-7; business disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

Police and protesters clashed in the Exarchia neighborhood in Athens on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. Groups gathered on Friday in protest to mark the 11th anniversary of Alexander Grigoropoulos's death by police. Participants threw Molotov cocktails andat least 50 arrests were made. Businesses were also reportedly vandalized and possibly looted in the early morning hours (local time) on Saturday.

A heightened security presence and business disruptions are to be expected over the coming several hours in the Exarchia neighborhood.  

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to avoid the vicinity of the incident, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and expect disruptions over the coming several hours.

 

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