The Association of Attica Regional Authority Workers (SYPA) has called a four-hour strike on Monday and organized a “symbolic blockade” of the capital’s main landfill at Fyli, northwest of Athens. SYPA is protesting plans to extend the landfill at Fyli and to build an incineration unit in the same area, arguing that it is a […]

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A Greek police officer has been suspended over the beating of a man in an Athens suburb this week that led to protests against police violence and fuelled an increasingly angry political row between the government and opposition parties.

Students wearing protective face masks hold flags and banners during a a demonstration against government plans to set up a university police, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 10. [Louiza Vradi/Reuters]

Student rallies were held in Greece’s two largest cities on Wednesday morning to protest against a new law reforming education and insufficient measures to protect against the coronavirus in schools.

A policeman lies injured on the road after coming under attack during clashes in Athens after protesters firebombed a police station. [Aggelos Barai/AP]

The center of the Nea Smyrni district in Athens was transformed into a war zone for several hours on Tuesday as groups of hooded men launched attacks on police with firebombs and stones, set fire to dumpsters and went on a vandalism spree.