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Extended riots in Exarcheia four years after the killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police

On December 6, 2012, four years on from the cold-blooded murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police, the Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia saw yet another round of riots and clashes between people and the police. As of 22.30 GMT+2 (Athens time) intense clashes continued at Exarcheia square, as well as at Mesollogiou and Tzavela streets, which [...]

Three years from the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos: news, videos and photos from the Athenian streets today

Athens saw two commemorative demonstrations for Alexis Grigoropoulos today: the first one in the morning called by high school students, and the second one called by anarchists, leftists and grassroots trade unions. Both demos saw clashes with the police around Syntagma square; as of this time (21:10 GMT+2) some lower intensity clashes continue around the [...]

Alexis in Wonderland

  ‘for it might end, you know,’ said Alice to herself, ‘in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?’ And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such [...]

3 years since the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos and the revolt of December 2008

On December 6, 2008 in Exarcheia, Athens the policeman Korkoneas murdered the 15 year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos with a bullet shot in his chest. On December 6 2011, three years after the murder of Alexandros several groups have called for rallies and marches all around Greece. Some of the posters calling for the demo on 6/12/2011 [...]

#436 | 96 people detained in Athens on the commemoration of his assassination, 42 of which have been arrested

Some photos from today’s demonstration in Athens. Detailed report to follow.

#435 | Demonstrations and actions in 17 Greek cities mark two-year anniversary of the state assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos; police announce unprecedented traffic ban in central Athens

22:30 (GMT+2) Tension around Polytechnic school and Exarcheia square remains. A large group of people is gathering outside the Athens Police Headquarters where today’s detainees are being held. 22:00 (GMT+2) Clashes still taking place in Exarcheia. Corporate media report that more than 90 people have been detained in Athens today. 21:30 (GMT+2) Police brutally attack [...]

#434 | Alexis is gone for two years: he’s gone to a university occupation in London, standing behind a barricade in Rome, protesting in the streets of Dublin…

Words, for the largest part, fail us. Alexis has been gone for two long years. There is little to be said, much to watch in awe. Alexis lives. He stays over in university occupations in the UK. He street-fights the education cuts in Italy. He protests against austerity in the freezing cold streets of Dublin. [...]

#390 | Korkoneas receives life sentence plus 15 months; Saraliotis receives 10 years and asks for suspension to his sentence

UPDATE, 21:34 GMT: Saraliotis’ request for a suspension of his sentence was declined by the court today and so, both him and Korkoneas have been taken to prison. As it has just been announced: Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, has received a life sentence for the murder, plus 15 months for illegal weapon possession. [...]