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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-13

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Protests in Melbourne, Skopje over teen's death
  • [02] Quake shakes central Greece
  • [03] Handful of protests in Athens
  • [04] Migrants arrested in 2 incidents
  • [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Protests in Melbourne, Skopje over teen's death

    A peaceful rally was held on Saturday outside Greece's diplomatic liaison office in Skopje, in protest over the death of 15-year old Alexis Grigoropoulos last Saturday in Athens. Protestors held a large banner with the word "Solidarity", while condemning what they called the Greek state's methods and the situation prevailing in the country. The rally ended 45 minutes later.

    On Friday in Melbourne, protestors held a rally outside the Greek embassy, expressing their support to demonstrators in Athens and condemning police for the fatal shooting of Grigoropoulos. Demonstrators held banners and shouted slogans against Greek police. The rally was organised by self-styled anarchists in Melbourne.

    [02] Quake shakes central Greece

    A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was recorded on Saturday morning near Lamia, 214 km north of Athens.

    The trembler was recorded at 10:27 a.m., with an epicenter near the picturesque town of Amfiklia, 10 km southeast of Lamia.

    According to initial reports, more than 20 houses were damaged, two seriously. Boulders were also detached from a cliff only to fall on a provincial road. Damages in other villages were not reported.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    [03] Handful of protests in Athens

    Four different protests related to the shooting death of 15 year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman a week ago have been planned for Saturday in Athens. The mostly youthful protesters are were also demonstrating in a number of Athens' outlying districts as well.

    In a more violent note, unknown suspects firebombed four bank branches, several shops and a supermarket at the coastal Athens suburb of Kalamaki early Saturday morning.

    A peaceful rally was held on Saturday outside Greece's diplomatic liaison office in Skopje, in protest over the death of 15-year old Alexis Grigoropoulos last Saturday in Athens. Protestors held a large banner with the word "Solidarity", while condemning what they called the Greek state's methods and the situation prevailing in the country. The rally ended 45 minutes later.

    On Friday in Melbourne, protestors held a rally outside the Greek embassy, expressing their support to demonstrators in Athens and condemning police for the fatal shooting of Grigoropoulos. Demonstrators held banners and shouted slogans against Greek police. The rally was organised by self-styled anarchists in Melbourne.

    Caption: Pupils protest for the shooting death of 15 year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in Athens a week ago, outside the greek Parliament in Athens on Saturday 13 December 2008. ANA-MPA/ALEXANDROS BELTES

    [04] Migrants arrested in 2 incidents

    A 55-year-old man and his son, 31, were arrested on Saturday on the 56th km of Alexandroupolis-Orestiada highway, extreme northeast Greece, on migrant trafficking charges after border guards found 11 illegals hidden in their vehicles.

    According to testimony by the illegals themselves, the traffickers met then on the Greek side of the Evros River, after the would-be migrants were ferried over from Turkey at 2,000 euros each.

    In a separate incident on Friday, police officers arrested a 51-year-old man on the Thessaloniki-Athens highway near the city of Katerini, north-central Greece, after detecting 33 illegal migrants, mainly from Bangladesh and Afghanistan, in a specially modified crypt located in a truck's cabin.

    The suspect had allegedly picked up the illegal migrants in Thessaloniki and was paid 2,000 euros each for transport to Athens. The suspect was sent before a local prosecutor while the illegals will be deported.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Saturday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' press conference in Brussels, the political developments in the wake of rioting in Greece over the past week and the international financial crisis dominated headlines on Saturday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Karamanlis makes clear his positions at press conference in Brussels".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Karamanlis ended prevailing speculation over his succession".

    AVGHI: "Everything is open in political developments".

    AVRIANI: "Karamanlis doesn't succumb to Americans' blackmail - He's determined to defend national rights without paying attention to conspiracy theories".

    CHORA: "Karamanlis did not resemble his past image in Brussels".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Police officers Association general secretary's dramatic call: We have gone beyond our limits".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karamanlis covered incompetent ministers of chaos".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: " December the fuse of developments - The centre of Athens again turns into battlefield - Government afraid of a generalisation of uprising during Christmas holidays".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Sporadic violence, always unpunished".

    ESTIA: "An exit from the crisis is needed".

    ETHNOS: "Karamanlis' image sinking".

    KATHIMERINI: "Karamanlis' statements in Brussels, partly backtracking on riots, Vatopedi monastery affair".

    LOGOS: "Greece needs a new Pericles - Economist analyses reasons of crisis".

    NIKI: "Prime minister of sofa - Karamanlis admitted that he watched television for hours".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Action and call for struggle to working classes and youth".

    TA NEA: "Government before six impasses - Main opposition PASOK and ruling New Democracy (ND) plead for general elections".

    TO VIMA: "Karamanlis leaves open possibility of succession -The country before a threat of political, financial and social instability".

    VRADYNI: "Karamanlis' message from Brussels: Youth's agony does not wear hoods".


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