Battles break in Athens following protest and celebration

Published on 17 Nov 2013
Riots broke out in Athens’ Exharchia square Sunday evening, following a commemoration of the 1973 Polytechnic School uprising. The youthful crowd burnt rubbish dumpsters as makeshift barricades, whilst others broke paving stones to throw at the surrounding police.

The clashes sparked amidst a tense environment following a day of protest and arrests of demonstrators. The disturbances were, however, not related to the day of commemoration in any direct sense, with the vast majority out in the streets avoiding being embroiled.

More than 6,000 police were deployed on the streets of the Greek capital as tens of thousands gathered, celebrating the day when Greece’s military government fell in 1974.

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Students protests in Sofia

Published on 13 Nov 2013
Bulgarian police say they have made around 50 arrests in the wake of anti-government protests outside parliament in Sofia.

The demonstrations continued on Wednesday, the day after clashes between police and students trying to blockade the building.

Four people were hurt and more than 20 detained in Tuesday’s confrontation.

Protesters want to oust the Socialist-backed technocrat government, claiming it has corrupt ties with business.

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