Photos and Videos from the Greek Riots


Policemen protect themselves from a Molotov cocktail during riots in Athens, December 8, 2008. Thousands of protesters rampaged through the heart of Athens on Monday, burning and looting shops on a third day of riots sparked by the killing of a teenager by police. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (GREECE)

A sampling of video and pictures from the ongoing riots and protests in Greece.

Videos

Greek Youths Riot After Police Shoot Teen
Students riots – Piraeus
Fresh rioting hits Greek cities
Protests at London’s Greek Embassy
Greek riots spread to Patras


This undated photo made at a unknown location shows 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Some of the worst riots Greece has seen in years began within hours of the fatal shooting of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday night in the central Athens district of Exarchia. The circumstances surrounding the shooting of the teenager Grigoropoulos are still unclear. Two policemen claimed they had come under attack by a group of about 30 youths, and that three warning shots and a stun grenade were fired when they sought out the group a few minutes later. But witnesses have disputed the officers’ accounts, telling Greek media that the police intended to shoot the youths. One officer has been charged with murder and the other as an accomplice. (AP Photo/Eurokinissi)


Policemen in riot gears take position during riots in Athens, December 8, 2008. Thousands of protesters rampaged through the heart of Athens on Monday, burning and looting shops on a third day of riots sparked by the killing of a teenager by police. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (GREECE)


Protesters throw torches at policemen during riots in Athens, December 8, 2008. Thousands of protesters rampaged through the heart of Athens on Monday, burning and looting shops on a third day of riots sparked by the killing of a teenager by police. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (GREECE)


Left-wing protestors shout slogans from a balcony at the Greece consulate in Berlin, December 8, 2008, after they forcibly entered the building to demonstrate against the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager in Athens by police over the weekend. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


Left-wing protestors shout slogans outside the Greece consulate in Berlin, December 8, 2008, after others forcibly entered the building to demonstrate against the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager in Athens by police over the weekend. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


Left-wing protestors shout slogans from a balcony at the Greece consulate in Berlin, December 8, 2008, after they forcibly entered the building to demonstrate against the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager in Athens by police over the weekend. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


Policemen run next to burning barricades during riots in Athens December 7, 2008. Riots erupted across Greece after police shot dead a teenage boy in the Greek capital, police officials said. (John Kolesidis/Reuters)


A protester throws stones against policemen during riots in Athens December 7, 2008. Riots erupted across Greece after police shot dead a teenage boy in the Greek capital, police officials said. (John Kolesidis/Reuters)


A policeman stands near burning barricades during riots in Athens December 7, 2008. Riots erupted across Greece after police shot dead a teenage boy in the Greek capital, police officials said. (John Kolesidis/Reuters)


Riot policemen throw stones towards protesters outside of the main Administrative building of Athens’ University, December 8, 2008. Protesters set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the city’s giant Christmas tree outside parliament as anti-government protests worsened. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)


Firemen attempt to extinguish burning shops during riots in the centre of northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP/Sakis Mitrolidis)


The six-floor Eurobank main office building in Athens burns. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP)


A store whose front window has been smashed burns in central Athens. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP/Aris Messinis)


A protestor holds a molotov cocktail next to a burning barricade in Athens. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)


Fine arts students paint the street with a red paint overlaid with outlines in black representing corpses in Athens. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)


Map locating violent protests in Greece. Fury at the fatal police shooting of a schoolboy erupted in a third day of rioting across Greece on Monday, with youths looting stores, attacking hotels and clashing with the security forces by parliament. (AFP/Graphic)


Mannequins burn during riots in the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki December 8, 2008. Protesters set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the city’s giant Christmas tree outside parliament as anti-government protests worsened. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis (GREECE)


Riot police pass near a burning car in the center of Athens as riots went on for a third day in the Greek capital on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. Gangs of youths are smashing their way through central Athens and Thessaloniki, torching stores and buildings after the fatal police shooting of a teenager in the worst rioting Greece has seen in decades. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


A fire brigade truck burns in the center of Athens as riots went on for a third day in the Greek capital on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. Gangs of youths are smashing their way through central Athens and Thessaloniki, torching stores and buildings after the fatal police shooting of a teenager in the worst rioting Greece has seen in decades. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)


Athens’ giant Christmas tree burns in front of the Greek parliament in Athens December 8, 2008. Protesters set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the city’s giant Christmas tree outside parliament as anti-government protests worsened. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)


Protesters throw stones towards policemen during riots in the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki December 8, 2008. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police for a third day in several Greek cities in riots fuelled by growing economic hardship and triggered by the shooting of a teenager on Saturday night. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis (GREECE)

source: infoshop.org

2 thoughts on “Photos and Videos from the Greek Riots

  1. Why do you focus on the left-wing groups and not on the thousand of people that have been on the streets of Greece? why do the majority of your pictures show damages, fires, etc and not the peaceful mass demonstrations that have been going on in Greece since the death of the boy?

    • i do not think there is any intension to undermine the voices of the masses. Each section and function of dissent is equally valid and important. i think the focus or tendency towards the “left” are not intentional. in fact i don’t think many people (mentioned in the that particular news above) would consider themselves as “left”
      but that’s not really the point. i think society generally would have a “negative” impression when they see black hooded person, sling shot, stones, bottles, spray cans, fire, property damage. and these people are “ratbags”, “scum’s”, “hooligans”, terrorists, the lowlife, the gold-digger good for nothing human being. These images are properly portrait by main stream media. Often misunderstood and misinterpreted.

      so some would cover the “majority”; some thinks the minority are not being heard enough. Or even understood.

      To some extent, I find the pictures peaceful…. Where I am at peace knowing that some have physically manifest their dissent in an overcrowded traffic of mis-information and control.

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