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Violent Protests Break Out In Greece... AGAINST OBAMA!

Violent Protests Break Out In Greece... AGAINST OBAMA!

Telegraph

Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in central Athens on Tuesday to disperse about 3,000 Left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama, after they tried to enter an area declared off-limits to demonstrators.

The violence broke out as youths in motorcycle helmets and gas masks, armed with wooden clubs and petrol bombs, tried to break a police cordon in front of a barrier formed by police buses.

Rioters retired to the Athens Polytechnic university complex in the city centre, the site of a 1973 student uprising, and engaged in running street fights with police.

Left-wing and anarchist groups who organised the protest had originally planned to reach the US embassy in another part of town.

But authorities banned demonstrations in a large swathe of the city centre, to ensure that protesters came nowhere near Obama, who was attending a formal dinner at the residence of Greek President Procopis Pavlopoulos.

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