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Further street clashes in Greece


There is still no end in sight to the violence on the streets of Greece.

Clashes between police and protesters have continued overnight, after six days of violence triggered by the police shooting of a teenager.

Thousands of students in Athens marched in a wider protest over economic hardship, but running street battles soon broke out.

The violence is reported to be less intense than previous days, but there are warnings that further street protests are planned for today and Monday.

This is being described as Greece’s worst unrest since the aftermath of its military rule from 1967 to 74.

Two policemen have been charged over the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old who was reportedly hit by warning shots that ricocheted.

Experts say the rioting over the death have been fuelled by deep anger over corruption and financial hardship.

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