ATHENS, Greece (AP) ‘ Authorities have banned demonstrations in a large section of central Athens and will shut down streets and subway stations during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
Highlights and further reading. Another one.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ‘ Greek riot police used tear gas Thursday against a small group of left-wing activists protesting the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens.
Defying a ban on demonstrations in the city center during Merkel’s two-day visit to the country during which she is meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a few dozen protesters peeled off from a march of around 400 and managed to break the police cordon before they were driven back.
Around 2,000 officers, a police helicopter and drones were deployed for the visit, which ends Friday afternoon. Streets and subway stations were closed for security reasons.
- Publisher: SFGate
- Date: 2019-01-10T18:11:49Z
- Author: By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press
- Twitter: @SFGate
- Citation: Web link (Learn more)
Latest tweet by publisher