At least three detained during Grigoropoulos rally in central Athens

Police detained at least three protesters Friday during a central Athens rally planned to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos, the 15-year-old shot dead by a police officer in Exarchia five years ago, an event that sparked two weeks of rioting in the capital.

More than 2,000 schoolchildren and students – as well as several self-styled anarchists – took part in the march from Propylaia of Athens University to Parliament in front of Syntagma Square, according to reports.

Riot police were reportedly pelted with stones and reacted by firing tear gas to the crowd. At least 3 were detained.

A second rally is scheduled to begin at Syntagma Square at 6 p.m.

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