ATHENS, Greece | Riots sweep Athens on anniversary of teen’s shooting death

6Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



ATHENS, Greece — Protesters in Athens set up a massive burning barricade and pelted riot police with firebombs and rocks Thursday on the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager, a death that sparked Greece’s worst riots in decades.

The violence broke out in the Exarchia district of the Greek capital, where 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead on Dec. 6, 2008, and which anarchists have adopted as a stronghold.

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