Students protested police brutality in commemoration of the death of Alexis Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old student who was shot dead by a police officer in 2008. Two demonstrations were held and a temporary memorial set up at the spot where he died.
Γράμμα που άφησε συμμαθητής του Αλέξανδρου Γρηγορόπουλου στο σημείο όπου δολοφονήθηκε ο 15χρονος κατά την ώρα της βραδινής συγκέντρωσης:
«Είσαι σχεδόν 20 χρονών τώρα πια...
το σχολείο έχει τελειώσει και κοντεύεις να γίνεις ολόκληρος άντρας!
Όλοι σε καμαρώνουμε αλλά μας λείπεις...!
Και μας λείπεις γιατί ήταν άδικο!!!
Δεν θα σε ξεχάσουμε ΠΟΤΕ!!!
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Students protest Police brutality in commemoration of the assassination of Alexis Grigoropoulos, a 15-years-old student who was shot dead by a Police officer on December 6th, 2008. Two demonstrations are held and a memorial on the site of murder.
Athens, Greece, December 6th, 2012.
On the fourth anniversary of Alexis murder, thousands of students and young people demonstrate in Athens center.
Police deploys some 5,000 policemen to prevent possible riots.
Two metro stations (Syntagma, Panepistimio) have been closed to public as of 10 a.m., until the end of the day.
Both demonstrations are mainly peaceful, and protesters shout slogans against Police brutality, and against fascism.
"You give money to the banks and bullets to youth" a banner reads.
Both demonstrations ended in clashes with Police and at least 78 people have been detained of which 9 were arrested.
At 9:00 p.m. a memorial gathering is held on the site of murder, where a monument is built with Alexis picture and flowers.
Many people leave there some notes written on paper.
A letter written by a classmate of Alexis, named Stelios, reads:
"You are now 20 years old...
You have finished college, and you are now an adult.
We are all proud of you, but we miss you...!
And we miss you mostly, because it was unfair!!!
We will NEVER forget you!!!
You're gonna live with us, for EVER!!!
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