Greece unrest

Athens Polytechnic occupation publishes communique

A message from the group which has been occupying Athens Polytechnic in response to the death of a 15-year-old at the hands of police has been published on Athens Indymedia.

Rioting explodes across Greece

A powder keg of public anger over government economic policy has been ignited by a spark of outrage over the killing of a 15-year-old boy by police in Athens.

Video of the shooting of a teenager by police in Athens, 2008

Victim of police shooting, Alex Grigoropoulos.

Film footage of the incident in which 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police in the Exarchia area of Athens.

Medical students keep minister hostage in Athens over reforms

Medical students hold debuty minister of health hostage in second day of a 48 hour nurses strike in Greece.

Tensions rise in Athens as nurses and students fight reforms

Tensions rise in Athens with nurses occupying Health Ministry and students clashing with riot police over unwanted educational reform

Protest march against police violence in Volos, central Greece, attacks police HQ.

Protest march against police violence two serious harassment incidents in the city of Volos attacks police HQ

New clashes with riot police in Corfu over refuse dump

New clashes between locals and riot police erupt in the south Corfu town of Lefkimi over the construction of open refuse dump.

Hunger strike ends as Greek government caves

After 18 days 7,000 prisoners in greece stop their hunger strike after the ministry of justice concedes to a series of their demands, promising to release half the country's prison population by April 2009.

5,000 prisoners on hunger strike across greece in demand for reforms

All 21 Greek prisons are in the grip of prisoners 3-stage campaign in demand of 45-point reform. As part of the protest, more than 5,000 inmates are now on hunger strike.

Barricades erected after renewed attack by riot police

Immigrants joined by local anarchists erect barricades after riot police charges once more on the asylum-paper queue outside central immigration office in Athens