Fresh Clashes Erupt Between Anarchists and Police in Athens’ Exarchia

File photo

Once again, violence erupted in the Exarchia district of Athens on Saturday night.

A group of young men came from the Polytechnic School’s premises and threw rocks and petrol bombs at a police unit that was stationed at Patision Avenue at 11:30 p.m local time.

For approximately one hour and thirty minutes, the police clashed with so-called anarchists near the Exarchia district.

Later, at around three o’clock local time in the morning, another group of people threw rocks and petrol bombs at police officers who were at Exarchia, with the clashes lasting until four o’clock in the morning.

Residents, as well as most of the opposition parties in Greece, claim that Exarchia has become a place of crime, vandalism, and lawlessness, which threaten to turn the area into a ghetto.