Evening Times

Athens hit by violence

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GREECE: Violence erupted during a march in Athens to mark the first anniversar­y of the police shooting of a teenager whose death sparked massive riots.

Police fired tear gas to disperse masked youths throwing firebombs in the centre of the capital as several thousand demonstrat­ors marched to commemorat­e the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropou­los.

The teenager’s death sparked some of Greece’s worst ever riots, with youths rampaging through cities for two weeks last December, protesting against police violence.

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