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Anti-police riots in Greece continue in response to shooting of 15-year-old boy Saturday

Massive anti-police riots continue to take place in Athens and other parts of Greece after the killing of a 15-year-old boy on Saturday.

According to Al Jazeera, “At least 34 people were injured as thousands of protesters battled police on Sunday in the capital Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki.?

Al Jazeera also reported that “protests started after Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot in the traditionally left-wing Exarchia district of Athens on Saturday. The boy had tried to throw a firebomb at a police patrol car.?

The protests began immediately after it was released that Grigoropoulos died in the hospital.

Despite the fact that two police officers were arrested in relation to the death of Grigoropoulos, protesters see the shooting as an act of police brutality. According to the BBC, “One protester told the BBC he had been greatly angered by the actions of the police. ‘It's not the first time. They always kill people - immigrants, innocent people - and without any excuse,’ he said. ‘They murdered him in cold blood.’?

Both articles emphasized the destruction caused by the riots, including the demolition of private property such as restaurants and banks, as well as the use of tear gas and petrol bombs by police and rioters, respectively.