Student Protest in Athens leads to violent clashes with riot Police
About 2,000 students demonstrating about Government reforms in education and deals with the IMF. clashed with Police at Syntagma, Athens,Greece
About 2000 students demonstrated today about the Government's reforms in education and the IMF political movements of the Government. Clashes occured at Syntagma where 5 were arrested and later released and many injured by the riot cops who violently beated the protesters. One riot cop even used a fire extinguisher as a nightstick while others used their nightsticks reversed to cause injuries.
The protest started from Panepistimiou st. and headed then to Syntagma sq. through Omonia and then after the arrests they headed towards the Police Headquarters where police kept the arrested protesters at to demand their release.
As they protest was moving toward the Police HQ they were informed that the arrested students were released while there was no chance to get to the HQ because a blockade was formed by the riot police using police buses and more than 100 riot cops to block the way to the HQ.
The protest ended at Alexandras st. where the crowd dispersed.
More protests are expected at December 6 which is the day Alexandros Grigoropoulos was murdered by Korkoneas back in 2008 which triggered the massive riots in Athens.