Clashes mar anniversary of student uprising


A petrol bomb explodes among riot policemen during clashes with self-styled anarchists Friday that followed a rally in Athens marking the 44th anniversary of a student uprising against Greece’s military dictatorship. Some 10,000 people attended the march, which was peaceful though anarchists later broke away from the crowd and clashed with police. A total of 7,000 police officers were deployed amid fears that clashes would escalate due to a sit-in by anarchists at the National Technical University of Athens (formerly the Polytechnic). [Reuters]