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07 Dec 2019 | 05:43 AM UTC

Greece: Clashes reported in Athens December 6-7

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



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.  


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.