- Title: Violence erupts in Athens on anniversary of student killing by police
- Date: 6th December 2016
- Summary: ATHENS, GREECE (DECEMBER 6, 2016) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WITH BLACK BANNER MARCHING VARIOUS OF VIEW FROM ABOVE OF HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING AND FLANKED BY RIOT POLICE VARIOUS OF VIEW FROM ABOVE OF PROTESTERS MARCHING PAST RIOT POLICE IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT FIREWORKS EXPLODING IN FRONT OF RIOT POLICE/ SMALL FIRES BURNING IN STREET POLICE/ FIRES ON STREET VARIOUS OF HOODED PROTESTERS HURLING PETROL BOMBS/ PETROL BOMBS EXPLODING PROTESTERS THROWING PETROL BOMBS AT POLICE/ POLICE RUNNING TOWARDS PROTESTERS/ WALL OF FIRE REPORTERS RUNNING TOWARD WALL OF FIRE AND POLICE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS THROWING PETROL BOMBS AT POLICE/ BOMBS EXPLODING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS THROWING PETROL BOMBS/ POLICE RUNNING TOWARDS PROTESTERS/ PETROL BOMBS EXPLODING AROUND POLICE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS THROWING ROCKS AT POLICE PROTESTERS THROWING ROCKS AND PETROL BOMBS/ POLICE RESPONDING WITH TEARGAS/ PETROL BOMBS EXPLODING POLICE AND PROTESTERS
- Embargoed: 21st December 2016 19:11
- Keywords: Greece police killing clashes petrol bombs teargas
- Location: ATHENS, GREECE
- City: ATHENS, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Reuters ID: LVA0015BQZXVR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hooded protesters threw petrol bombs and set off fireworks during clashes with Greek riot police in Athens on Tuesday (December 6) on the eighth anniversary of a teenager's killing by police.
The fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, a year before Greece's economic crisis began, triggered the worst riots seen in Greece for decades, lasting for weeks.
The annual march to commemorate the incident usually draws thousands of anti-establishment and anti-austerity protesters.
Tuesday's violence erupted after hundreds marched peacefully in Athens.
Small fires burned in the streets of the district in central Athens where the shooting took place. Demonstrators hurled scores of petrol bombs and rocks at police in riot gear, who responded with tear gas.
Greece is in its eighth year of recession and its economy is struggling with record high unemployment. It has called on its international lenders to abandon demands for harsher austerity once the latest bailout - the third since 2010 - ends in 2018.
Some 3,000 police officers were deployed in Athens.
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