Members of Greece’s communist-affiliated trade union PAME wear protective face masks and observe physical distancing regulations to protect against the spread of Covid-19 during a rally commemorating May Day outside Parliament in central Athens, Thursday.


A protester wearing a protective face mask takes part in a rally by health workers outside the Greek Ministry of Health in central Athens, Thursday, demanding the government increase the number of medical workers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.