Greek police used tear gas and stun grenades on Monday (November 17) to disperse a few dozen demonstrators at an otherwise peaceful rally that marked the 41st anniversary of a deadly student uprising against the country’s former dictatorship. The annual rally in Athens was attended by 20-thousand people and was policed by some 7-thousand officers, deployed to prevent a potential repeat of violence seen in previous years.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.