Greece

    Protesters hung giant banners off the Acropolis on Dec. 17 calling for mass demonstrations across Europe, heaping embarrassment on a government reeling from Greece’s worst riots in decades sparked by the police shooting of a teenager. The two pink banners were unfurled over the walls of the ancient citadel that towers above central Athens and could be seen for miles around. One bore the word “Resistance” in large black letters in Greek, English, Spanish and German. Although sparked by Grigoropoulos’ death, the riots were fed by dissatisfaction with the increasingly unpopular conservative government and widespread anger over social inequality and economic hardship. (AP)

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