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Live coverage from Greece: Manifestations in Athens, Thessaloniki

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Demonstrations in Greece continue today after three days of strikes and manifestations. Hundred thousand citizens are protesting in Athens, Thessaloniki and all big cities of Greece against the new load agreement that is going to be voted at the Parliament this evening

 

Live coverage from Greece: Manifestations in Athens, Thessaloniki
 
 
Athens

18.45 : Greek parliament is blocked. All surrounding streets full of protesters. Conflicts at Syntagma square.
18.33 : Conflicts at Panapistimiou street. The manifestation of PAME just began moving towards Syntagma from Stadiou street.
18.20 : Broad intervention of riot police in order to remove the protesters. Many wounded.
18.00 : Molotof and chemical ..Conflicts at Amalia avenue with Vasileos Georgiou.
17.54 : One injured demonstrator. Extensive use of gas bombs in Vas Amalia avenue.
17.49 : One policeman injured. Conflicts at Vas. Sofias avenue and Panepistimiou street.
17.41 : Broad intervention of riot police at Syntagma square with gas bombs.
17.26 : Hundreds of thousands of protesters this time in the streets around Syntagma square.
17.20 : Thousands of people in protest at Syntagma square. In progress the demonstration of PAME at Omonoia square.
17.05 : Blocks of organized protesters arrive continuously at the demonstrations gathering places.
16.35 : People are already gathering at Syntagma square. Amalia avenue and Stadiou street are closed. Fences have been installed by powerful police forces.
16.25 : Half an hour before the official appointment of trade unions, organizations, parties and citizens in the Syntagma square hundreds of protesters have allready gathered.
 
Thessaloniki
17.48 More than 10.000 protesters now in Thessaloniki.
17.26 : According to first estimates the demonstration in Thessaloniki has 7000 protesters and the number continues to grow. Protesters are at Aristotle's Square.
17.08 : A large number of people gathered in front of the Olympion theater at Thessaloniki.