On December 6 2012, 4 years after the cold-blooded murder by the Police of Alexis Grigoropoulos in Athens, the famous neighbourhood in the city center “Exarchia” became for one more time a riot “arena” with classes between anarchists and the Police. According the greek news, 8 people have been detained of which 9 were arrested. Few hours before around 3.000 people demonstrated in the streets of Athens as well as demonstrations have been organized in suburbs of the city such as Agioi Anargiroi, Kalithea .
Commemorative manifestations for Alexis Grigoropoulos took place in several areas around country. In Thessaloniki approximately 1000 participants took the streets and few people have been detained by the police . In Kalamata an antifascist demo met the neonazis of golden dawn. According the greek (syriza orientated) website left.gr, the neonazis under the police protection organized a counter-demostration shouting slogans such as “ESA( military police during the fascist dictatorship) S.S“. You can see a photo of the nazi demo in Kalamata bellow:
A demonstration was organized in the city of Ioannina by members of extra parliamentary left, SYRIZA and other groups. A photo from the demonstration bellow:
Classes and riots between antifascists, anarchists and Police in Volos. 15 to 16 people have been detained by the Police. The participants in the demonstration was up to 1000 people. A video from the demonstration and the riots bellow
In other particular locations of the country:
In the island of Mitilini: 150 people participated in the commemorative demo.
In the small city of Karditsa: a demonstration of 100 people
Larisa: a demonstration of 150 people.
In the city of Kavala: a demonstration was organized by high school students and numbered approximately 150 participants.
Arta: a demonstration with 300 high school students
Agrinio: A demo with more than 350 high school students. 9 people have been detained by the police after classes between students and the police
In the Island of Crete: Rethimno – a demo of 250 anarchists. Demonstrations and events were organized also in Heraklion and Chania.
Patras: 8 people have been detained by the Police
Korinthos: 50 high school students gathered in front of the main police station.