Athens, December 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Olga Mavrou
Clashes between the police and leftist extremist took place in Athens and other big cities last night, during marches for the 7th anniversary of the murder of a 15 year old protester from the police back in 2008 -young Alexandros Grigorooulos was shot by a police officer and the officer was convicted to life imprisonment for voluntary manslaughter
Protesters threw rocks and Molotov coktails (petrol bombs) against police officers, shops, banks, cars, garbage bins and other targets. Police used teat gas. There were 13 arrests –half of them underage, and one of them only 13 years old. Today thet were escorted to the prosecutor who charged them for arson, physical assault etc
The march of the protestors (about 2.500 in Athens) started around 6 p.m. on Sunday, 6th of December, but clashes continued till early in the morning of Monday
Violent protest were also held in Hrakleio Crete, and Thessaloniki
Five people suffered light injuries in Athens – 4 police officers and a passing by Portuguese tourist (from a stone).