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Police ramp up presence for anniversary of Grigoropoulos killing

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Police will be out in force in Athens on Monday in a bid to prevent violence from breaking out after a march marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police officer in 2008. 

One rally by students will take place at 12 noon and another by far-left groups at 6 p.m. Both are to start outside the main entrance to the University of Athens.

Traffic and transportation problems are expected as a result.