Policeman Konstantinos Vaggelis received a memo in August while serving in his hometown of Ioannina in northwestern Greece, informing him that he was being transferred to the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos.
Demonstrators clash with riot police after a rally in Athens late Tuesday marking the eighth anniversary of the murder of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas. More than 20 people have been detained so far in connection with the disturbances. It was revealed Tuesday that the Legal Council of the State upheld a decision to award 800,000 euros in damages to Grigoropoulos’s mother and sister. The pair had demanded 2.7 million euros when they launched the legal action against the state in 2013. [EPA]