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Athens, Greece: Cops murder 16 year old boy

category international | crime and justice | news report author Sunday December 07, 2008 00:04author by Evans

They shot him on the heart from a close distance in the city center

Athens, Greece. Cops shot against one 15-16 year old boy, right on the heart, murdering him in cold blood.

A police car patroling in Exarchia, central Athens, passing through Mesologgiou cobbled street (considered an alternative place with music, bars etc and lots of youth in the streets, so we can assume the police car was sent there to provoke and harass the youth), was confronted by a few young people, shouting to the policemen to get lost. There are a few reports that an empty bottle or a brick was thrown to the police car. The cops went out of the car provoking the youth and one of the pigs shot against one 15-16 year old boy, right on the heart, murdering him in cold blood. The name of the boy that stood up to the cops is Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Anarchists and residents gathered, but riot police forces circled the area. There are hundreds of policemen in the streets around central Athens.

Anarchists and Leftists gather in squats, universities, and central squares at Greece's largets cities to protest and fight back the police...

Please, either organisations or individuals, send protest e-mails or letters to the Greek Embassy. Since similar incidents have happened here in the last few months, YOU SHOULD CARE!

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