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Athens police station attacked by students


Street protests in Greece moved to the airwaves on Tuesday when a group of young people broke into television studios to disrupt the lunchtime news bulletin.

Students occupied the studios and displayed a giant banner briefly before leaving, and in another major incident a crowd of about 100 attacked the headquarters of Greek special forces police in Athens. A bus and four cars were set on fire before police dispersed the crowd. After 11 days of violence the prime minister says he is to crack down on corruption, and recognises Greek’s young people are “disappointed by Greece’s lack of meritocracy, everyday corruption, and lack of social justice”, problems he admitted that were “long unresolved.” Analysts say the speech was a partial admission of political responsibility for the unrest, which has left central Athens looking like a warzone..
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