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Greek riots – second student was shot

18 Dec

A second high school student, has been shot last night in the Peristeri district of Athens.
Kostas Paplomatas, age 16, was shot 200 meters away from his school while talking with his fellow students.
The boy was shot in the hand and police initialy stated that an air pistol was used.

Later it was stated that doctors removed a 22 mm caliber shell from the boy’s hand, whose father is member of the
teachers’ union and member of the Greek communist party.

As situation is not clear yet, there is also the posibility that the shell is of a 38 mm caliber.

Police stated that there were no police officers in the area and investigations were turned to neighbors.

Kostas Paplomatas is currently recovering after the operation.

Riots in Athens continued today when protesters attacked riot police squads at 15:00.

Extensive use of tear gas made the atmosphere very dangerous.

A second group of protesters tried to set on fire the second Christmas tree in the center of Athens (the first was burned during the first days).

It was saved by riot police squads that protected it.

Same scenery was carried on in most of the central Athenian roads.

Protesters captured the tv station “Nea Kriti” last night in Chania-Crete. They asked for permision to broadcast an 18 minutes  message of protest which was broadcasted in full.

After that, they left the building.

More to come, tomorrow, Friday the 19th.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2008 in Politics

 

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