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Anarchists raged in central Athens

27 February 2015 / 11:02:13  GRReporter
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About 300 anarchists who demonstrated in central Athens turned it into a battlefield with smashed windows, burning cars, Molotov bombs, roadblocks. It had all started at about 06:00 pm on Thursday, when the anarchists had gathered outside the old building of the University on Panepistimiou Street to hold an organised anti-government procession to Parliament.

When the procession approached a bank on Stadiou Street the protesters could not refrain from smashing its windows. The building of the former Marfin Bank that had been set on fire by anarchists in May 2010 and where the fire had killed 4 people including an unborn child is located nearby on the same street.

Upon returning from Parliament the demonstrators passed along Panepistimiou Avenue again and smashed the windows of two shops. Two units of the riot forces the functioning of which the SYRIZA government had promised to discontinue guarded the procession, which continued to the building of the Athens Polytechnic School where the true "party" began.

At about 09:30 pm the anarchists started throwing Molotov bombs at the police on Tositsa Street and smashing shop windows on Stournari Street. The rioters set fire to a car that was parked near the entrance of the Polytechnic School.

Hooded young men barricaded the streets with waste bins and set them on fire. The unrest continued until midnight.

Tags: AnarchistsAnti-government processionSmashed windowsCars on fireMolotov bombsRiot forces
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