Greece: Strong clashes in the city of Agrinio in remembrance of Alexis Grigoropoulos (1993-2008)

In Agrinio, approximately 350 school students held a commemorative demonstration for Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by cops on December 6th, 2008.

When the anti-repression march reached the city hall, the youths stormed the DIAS police motorcycle team that guarded the building. Firebombs and stones were thrown at the terrified police scum, who were hiding behind a kiosk.

Soon thereafter, the students fought cops of the OPKE group of crime prevention and suppression in the area of Syntrivani (Fountain). Head-to-head clashes broke out between demonstrators and anti-riot squadrons in Dimadi square, where the police attempted to surround the location.

Bystanders were cursing at the cops, who did not hesitate to fire tear gases on several commercial stores and the city’s market. It has to be noted that one police officer pulled his gun against students, with some passersby around him booing.

Two snitches-reporters tried to approach the demo and take video footage at close range, but were beaten by protesters on the spot. Also, the mayor’s vehicle was attacked.

There has been no arrest or detention in Agrinio so far. However, during morning mobilizations in other Greek cities, cops have reportedly detained many protesters.

Most people across Greece will take to the streets later this evening to commemorate the death of 15-year-old Alexandros.