Greece: Protesters Call for Demonstrations across Europe

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Reuters,17 December 2008

“Greek protesters put out a call for support.  Huge banners at the Acropolis in Athens asked for Europe-wide demonstrations on Thursday, when a strike across the country will take place in Greece.  Protests have been going on for nearly two weeks in Greece, after a teenage boy was shot dead by police on December 6.  Earlier on Wednesday, protesters blocked a road near an Athens courthouse where a report on the shooting was due to be released.  The killing has fueled the anger of youth on unemployment and other social issues and sparked the worst protests in decades.  Hundreds of shops and cars have been wrecked in cities across the country.  These police vehicles were set on fire outside a police station in Athens on Tuesday.  On the same day students interrupted a television news broadcast to protest the media coverage of the unrest.  Their banner urged viewers to stop watching television and get out in the streets.”

“Protesters Surround Courthouse, Athens, Greece, 17 December 2008,” No Comment TV, 18 December 2008

The text above is a transcript of the Reuters video.