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Greece: Students Remain on the Streets to Protest the Murder of Alexi

category greece / turkey / cyprus | community struggles | news report author Monday December 15, 2008 20:40author by epoliticusauthor email epoliticus at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

The protest movement against the murder of sixteen year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos continues.

Protest at G.A.D.A.

The protest movement against the murder of sixteen year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos shall continue, the students have decided.

Students will conduct protests outside the General Police Directorate of Attica (G.A.D.A.) and outside police stations in the rest of the country.

At this hour, students have blocked roads on Gregoriou Lambraki St. in Korydallos. In addition, students plan to shut-down the streets near the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defense, the Square of Kalogiron, and a number of other streets.

The spiritual center and public radio station of the municipality of Ioannina, the old City Hall of Halandri, and the City Hall of Aghios Dimitrios remain under the occupation of groups of anti-authoritarians, with the goal of felicitating grassroot meetings.

The Ministry of Education claims that 100 schools are under the occupation of the students, but information from the students suggests between 400 to 600, and about 100 universities are under student occupation.

The students plan to remain on the streets all week and continue their protests.

SOURCE:
"TO VEMA" (15 December 2008, 12:11 p.m.)

Translator's note:
"To Vema" is a major daily newspaper in Greece with a generally centrist politics. The translator disavows its views; this article has been provided for informational purposes only. The article has been edited for brevity.

Related Link: http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=1&artId=246746
author by epoliticuspublication date Mon Dec 15, 2008 22:46author email epoliticus at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

The protest at G.A.D.A. has ended with police brutality.

Students conducted protests outside the General Police Directorate of Attica (G.A.D.A.) and plan to protest outside police stations in the rest of the country. At G.A.D.A., eyewitnesses reported a substantial number of protestors.

Greek police had surrounded the G.A.D.A. building to keep out the demonstrators.

Demonstrators conducted acts of civil disobedience and the protest was generally peaceful at the outset. After a large group of protestors departed and only students remained, the police forces charged the assembly of demonstrators and sprayed chemicals into the crowd. Police arrested at least one student, who was brutally beaten and sprayed with chemicals while handcuffed. A lawyer was dispatched to assist the detainee.

Students also blocked roads on Gregoriou Lambraki St. in Korydallos and marched towards the prison. Clashes ensued and Molotov cocktails were deployed against the police.

The students plan to continue their protests throughout the week.

SOURCE:
Athens IndyMedia, BBC, "To Vema" newspaper

Related Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7783725.stm
 
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