ATHENS, Greece | German leader Merkel heads to Athens; demonstrations banned

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ATHENS, Greece —Jan 10, 2019—Authorities have banned demonstrations in a large section of central Athens and will shut down streets and subway stations during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrives in the Greek capital Thursday afternoon for meetings with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other officials.

Around 2,000 officers, a police helicopter and drones will be deployed for the visit, which ends Friday afternoon.

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