Protests in Greece

This item appears on page 61 of the February 2015 issue.

More than 5,000 protesters took to the streets in Athens, Greece, on Dec. 6 to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, shot in 2008 by a police officer who in 2010 was subsequently convicted of homicide for the shooting.

Protests became violent when some protesters smashed windows, looted stores and threw firebombs at police. There also were protests in Thessaloniki. At least 100 people in Athens were arrested, but no injuries were reported at either location.