Protests erupted last night in Greece after a police officer shot a 16-year-old boy in the head in Thessaloniki and fatally wounded him. According to the report, the policeman shot the boy after he allegedly left the gas station without paying.
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In the meantime, the local police said that the boy was taken to the hospital in Thessaloniki, and the policeman who shot him was suspended from his post. The Greek police claimed that the young man tried to push police officers during a motorcycle chase in an attempt to evade arrest. About 1,500 people participated in a protest march organized by leftist groups in the center of Thessaloniki.
During the protests, the demonstrators smashed shops and threw Molotov cocktails at the police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. The local police arrested six people. At the same time, also in the capital Athens, several hundred demonstrated in a march in the center of the city and accused the police of shooting the boy because he was a gypsy.
A rally started in Athens Propilia for Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by the police in 2008 in the Exarchia district of Greece, and for the 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Thessaloniki. It ended in OmoniaSquare #Grigoropoulos #6 December #16 year old #antireport pic.twitter.com/jXHRPcFXov
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