Greek protesters take over radio, television outlets
Protracted rioting threatens the Greek economy and regional stability, the government says.
Unrest rippled throughout Greece Tuesday, with protesters hanging banners in Athens, attacking a police station, and hijacking the country's main television stations. The violence enters its second week as protesters hope to build momentum toward a planned nationwide strike on Thursday.Skip to next paragraph
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Violence has erupted in Greece since Dec. 6, when police shot and killed 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Exarchia, "a scruffy central district of Athens known as the anarchists' home base," the Economist explains.
While the police have charged the two officers responsible for the teenager's death, the government's handling of the affair has only fueled the protests, reports the Economist.