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Police arrest 25 rioters after Athens rally

TAGS: Crime

Greek police announced the arrest of 25 people and the detention of an additional 26 during clashes that broke out after a rally in Athens late Tuesday marking the eighth anniversary of the murder of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas.

The riots, which have become an annual event of sorts whenever the anniversary is marked, left three police officers injured while four cars were burnt.

There was more rioting late Wednesday when a group of hooded individuals launched a firebomb attack against a riot police unit stationed on a street corner in Exarchia.

Meanwhile, the Council of the State, the country’s highest administrative court, upheld a decision to award 800,000 euros in damages to Grigoropoulos’s mother and sister.

The pair’s initial demand in 2013 against the state was 2.7 million euros.

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