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Grigoropoulos anniversary: ​​intensity and increases in Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania and Patras | HELLO


Tensions, riots and arrests took place early in the morning in various parts of the country on the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

Although Greek police took action, as gatherings of more than four people were banned to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, surprise rallies were held in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and Chania. Early morning inspections by authorities are accurate, especially in the center of the capital.


Grigoropoulos Anniversary: ​​Exarchian Intensity and Increases – A group tried to march [εικόνες]

Anniversary of the assassination of Grigoropoulos: EL.AS plan. -5,000 police on the street to prevent incidents

Entries of people in Exarchian

According to information provided by police sources, so far more than fifteen people have been brought from the vast area of ​​Exarcheia.

Specifically, early Sunday morning, a group of about twenty people, members of the KKE, opened a banner and tried to march at the intersection of Tzavella and Messolonghiou streets, the ELAS continued with the arrests.

It is recalled that ELAS planning prevents the gathering at the intersection of Messolongiou and Tzavela streets in Exarchy, where 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos died on December 6, 2008, but also by the bullet of the special guardian Epamineondas Korkoneas. mergers can be attempted.

At the same time, a total of 24 meters and ISAP stations have been closed by order of the Greek Police. The tram routes from N. Smyrni’s “Aegean” stop to “Syntagma” were also interrupted. The tram goes from “Voula” to the “Aegean” stop.


Thessaloniki controls and extraditions as well

Police also brought three young men to Thessaloniki on the anniversary of the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. According to the local website,, the first two arrests took place on Stratou Avenue, when a group of about 30 people hung three banners in front of the French Institute.

Shortly afterwards, police brought in another man. An ELAS team found the young man moving in Aristotelous Square and found him holding a banner during the inspection. Police conducted crowd checks around the upper points, advising pedestrians to return to their homes.

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Chania: Tension at Grigoropoulos Anniversary Concentration

At the same time, intensity and small-scale episodes were “marked” at noon by a group of citizens in the municipal market square of Chania on the anniversary of the assassination of Alexis Grigoropoulos. Early in the morning, police forces gathered in the municipal market square as rallies were banned due to pandemic measures. At around 12 noon, the ELAS began to gather on the sidewalk in front of the square, despite the ELAS’s recommendations to disperse.

When a group of citizens tried to march, the police approached them, firing two grenades and releasing a banner. The crowd gathered on the spot shouting slogans and in the midst of tension the police proceeded to arrest 9 citizens who were taken to the city police building. Those who remained at the scene asked the police to release the suspects, a small group gathered marching on Kydonias Street.

Patras: Rally against the authorities in South Park

A strong police force, mostly made up of MAT men, surrounded Patras South Park on Sunday afternoon. At this point, people from the anti-authoritarian space have gathered and are marching with banners with slogans in memory of Alexis Grigoropoulos.

According to the local website, police men are trying to prevent them from leaving the scene. According to the information, the group that held the rally chose the place because the police would gather at the center.

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