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Tensions Explode in Greece After Police Kill Roma Teen One Day Before 14th Anniversary of Past Police Killing

In a few-day span from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, fiery protests took hold in several cities in Greece as communities across the country responded to police shooting another Roma youth on the eve of the anniversary of the Dec. 6, 2008 police killing of Alexis Grigoropoulos. Kostas Fragoulis, 16, was shot in the back of the head by Greek police in Thessaloniki on Dec. 5. Fragoulis was pronounced dead eight days later on Dec. 13. 

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Calls for Justice for Nikos Sampanis Renewed

Athens, Greece – One year after Greek police killed her 18-year-old son, the mother of Nikos Sampanis, along with his family, led a march through the center of Athens calling for justice. Dozens of family members, community and solidarity groups showcased their continued fight for…

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Info-Event and Bazaar for the upcoming trip of the Zapatistas in Europe at Thessaloniki University in Greece

Greece: New Education Bill Brings a New Students Movement

Thessaloniki, Greece – A new generation of students is rising to fight a proposed education bill and raise their voice against the Greek government for what they call criminal mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Universities in Greece have been closed since March 2020. In this…

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Greek Police Occupy and Desecrate Memorial Site of Teen They Killed

Athens, Greece – On the anniversary of his death, riot police occupied the memorial site and desecrated flowers left for 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was killed by Greek police twelve years earlier. Police made at least 62 arrests in Athens and over 150 across Greece…