Athens IMC exiled | 07.12.2008 06:24 | World
Rallies, demonstrations, direct actions and riots took place all around the country. In Thessaloniki, a big spontaneous demonstration took place, while 2 Police Departments were attacked, several bank departments were burnt and Egnatia str., the main street, was block by burning trash bins for hours. Reports have been also posted about actions in Yannena, Iraklio [photos], Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandroupolis and Volos.
Demonstrations in all cities of Greece have been announced for tomorrow afternoon, starting at 1pm.
According to the mainstream media, two Ministers offered their resignation, but it was not accepted by the Prime Minister. The two policemen have already been detained and accused for murder, while they insist that the bullet was shot on the air to keep the young men away, but it was reverted by a metal label towards the stomach of the victim.
Athens IMC exiled
Twenty-four police were injured by objects thrown at them and were treated in hospitals, one remained hospitalized Sunday morning. Six people were arrested, five of them for theft from damaged stores and one for carrying a weapon, it said.
"We’ve never seen anything like this,” said a senior police official who requested anonymity because of his involvement in the investigation. “The tension is so thick you can almost cut it with a knife.
A demonstration was planned for later Sunday [today] in central Athens, and another was being planned for Monday.
Source: AP & NY Times