Friday, December 12, 2008

Uprisings in Greece. Police shoot activist teen-2/2

TEXT:Uprising in Greece: Protests, Riots, Strikes Enter
6th Day Following Fatal Police Shooting of Teen

Protests, riots and clashes with police have overtaken Greece for the sixth straight day since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy in Athens Saturday night. One day after WednesdayĆ¢€™s massive general strike over pension reform and privatization shut down the country, more than a hundred schools and at least fifteen university campuses remain occupied by student demonstrators. A major rally is expected Friday, and as solidarity protests spread to neighboring Turkey, as well as Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands, dozens of arrests have been made across the continent. We speak to a student activist and writer from Athens. [includes rush transcript]

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