Rioters took to the streets in Athens and other cities in Greece on the ten-year anniversary of the shooting death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos.
Rioters lobbed firebombs and chunks of concrete hacked out of the sidewalks at riot police, who responded with tear gas to disperse the crowd and a water cannon to squelch the flames, according to the New York Times . Police reportedly detained as many as 66 people.
Following the death of Grigoropoulos in 2008, riots gripped Athens for weeks, with “solidarity demonstrations” happening in other European cities including London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome.
The officer involved in the shooting—Epaminondas Korkoneas—was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for murder.
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