Eight face criminal charges in wake of Dec 6 riots

A prosecutor has brought criminal charges against eight suspects arrested during an Athens march on Thursday marking the anniversary of the police killing of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in 2008.

A total of 12 people, including three minors, faced the prosecutor. The suspects have been charged with disturbing the peace, causing bodily harm to a police officer and possession of explosives.

Clashes erupted on Thursday evening after dozens of hooded youths broke off from a 1,000-strong crowd, throwing firebombs and stones at riot police in the central Exarchia district where Grigoropoulos was shot.