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Nobel laureate at Salonica memorial Former Israeli PM and Nobel Prize laureate Shimon Peres yesterday laid a wreath at the Thessaloniki holocaust monument. Speaking to journalists, Peres, currently Israel’s opposition leader, said the current state of affairs between Israelis and Palestinians «has reached a point where nobody has any alternative but to agree to a solution.» He added that Tel Aviv is ready to recognize a Palestinian state. March Hundreds of anarchists and human rights activists marched peacefully through central Athens yesterday seeking the release of seven people – who include two Spaniards, a Briton and a Syrian – arrested in Thessaloniki on June 21 following riots in the northern city on the occasion of the Halkidiki European Union summit. Four of the suspects are on hunger strike demanding to be freed on bail. Soccer protest About a hundred supporters of the western Athens Fostiras soccer club blocked off the Athens-to-Piraeus railway on Constantinoupoleos St in Tavros for an hour on Saturday evening to protest against their team’s relegation from second to fourth division for debts.