Asteris Masouras · October, 2010

Latest posts by Asteris Masouras from October, 2010

Greece: Teargas under the Acropolis

  15 October 2010

The financial crisis gripping Greece has led to new clashes between protesting workers and police, most recently at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens on October 13 when riot police teargassed contract employees of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, who were protesting against unpaid wages and demanding permanent contracts.

Greece: Life Sentence for Officer who Shot Teen Sparking 2008 Riots

  14 October 2010

After two years of deliberations, a court has delivered a sentence of life in prison for the police officer who shot and killed 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in December 2008. His killing led to mass rioting and protests in several cities across Greece, fueled by rage over police brutality, and impunity and corruption in the Greek political system.