Police detained about 80 people during violent riots across greece

Police detained about 80 people during violent riots across greece

ATHENS: As many as 77 people were detained in several Greek cities on Friday during violent riots and marches to commemorate the shooting of a 15-year-old school boy by a police officer in 2008, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported the police as saying.

Alexandros Grigoropoulos was killed in the Exarcheia district in downtown Athens on Dec 6, 2008. His death provoked two-week protests, riots and arson attacks across the country. Greece has seen rallies over his murder every year since the tragedy.

According to the police, separate groups of youngsters and anarchists were throwing petrol bombs and other objects at police officers.

A total of 55 people have been detained in Athens and 10 of them have been arrested. One police officer was injured.

The police also detained 19 people in the port city of Patras and seven of them were arrested. Two police officers were injured there. In Thessaloniki, the police detained eight people and arrested two of them.

— BERNAMA


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