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Then with the tanks, now with the banks: Live coverage of commemorative demonstrations for the Nov 17 uprising in Athens

(All times are GMT+2, local Athens time)

19.55 PM Official number for today’s detentions is 78, of which 11 have turned into arrests.

18.32 PM Barricades on Mavilis square as riot police are trying to break up the demo bit by bit.
17.45 PM A police cubicle outside the EU building on Vassilisis Sofias has been set ablaze.
17.05 PM 3,000+ people in the anarchist blocks have reached Syntagma. The demonstration has in excess of 50,000 people (earlier number was referring to part of the demonstration only.
16.06 PM Riot police have opened their cordon for the demonstrators of the ‘Group of tortured and exiled during the dictatorship’ to pass through. It is still unclear whether they will allow the main part of the demonstration to pass through too.
16.00 PM Standoff at the lower part of Syntagma square, as hundreds of demonstrators are amassing by the police cordon and demand for the police line to step back and to allow them to march past the parliament and toward the American embassy.
15.47 PM Riot police are cordoning off Syntagma square and are trying to keep all demonstrators away from Syntagma square, and back toward Panepistimiou Ave.
15.27 PM Riot police seem to have encircled the Polytechnic building in Exarcheia; the plans seems to be to allow no-one to return to the building after the demonstration, which is under way.
14.40 PM At least 20 detentions by police so far.
11.44 AM There is police presence reported outside the Law School on Akadimias Str; there are DIAS police further down on the same street, and police checks on Omonoia Square. Approximately 7,000 police have been dispatched on the streets of Athens for today’s commemorative demonstration.
11.40 AM As announced earlier, following a police order, metro stops Panepistimio, Syntagma and Euagelismos will be closed in Athens today.


  1. JR wrote:

    How big are these protests? 7000 cops seems like an awful lot.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  2. Marko wrote:

    7.000 pigs???

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  3. solid_svejk wrote:

    Yep, the batsoi are doing the own celebration for the start of a new junta..

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  4. bomb blast wrote:

    Bankers bomb each other:

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  5. Contra Info wrote:

    Do we know if there is the police fence near the parliament, blocking the way to US Embassy???

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    @contra info: apparently it’s not there, but people are not even allowed to approach Syntagma square at the moment.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  7. warning bomb wrote:

    Proton-bankers use bombs against controllers

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink
  8. JackCommon wrote:

    Interesting things are happening today in Italy as well:
    And in New York:

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
  9. AussieAnarch wrote:

    any live cams operating?

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  10. AussieAnarch wrote:


    Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
  11. Hah wrote:

    Its time to act. what are we waitin for??!?

    Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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