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Thirteen charged over riots

Nine youths, mostly students, were charged yesterday in connection with Sunday’s Athens riots that marred the Nov. 17 march to the US Embassy, which wrapped up the annual commemoration of a 1973 pro-democracy Polytechnic student revolt. Eight of the suspects – including one young woman – were arrested during the riots in the vicinity of the US Embassy, while another man was detained shortly afterward after being identified as having been among the 300 hooded troublemakers who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at police and vandalized buildings and cars. There were no injuries. The nine were identified as Constantinos Tsioutas, 26, Nikitas Linardakis, 21, Dimitris Kapouranis, 20, Alexandros Voulgaris, 19, Athanassios Redoumis, 19, Vassilis Liatas, 27, Spyridon Kouros, 20, Anastassia Triandafyllidou, 25, and Apostolos Papamichail, 28. They face charges of attempted grievous bodily harm, resisting arrest and vandalism. Four more young men were charged yesterday in Thessaloniki with vandalism and assaulting policemen during a local commemorative march on Sunday.