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Onlookers watch a petrol bomb explode during celebrations for the Orthodox Easter in Athens, Greece, Sunday, April 16, 2023
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Video. Greek youths mark Holy Saturday with petrol bombs

Firecrackers and Molotov cocktails were set aflame on a street in Athens on Saturday evening, as Greeks gathered to celebrate Orthodox Easter.

Firecrackers and Molotov cocktails were set aflame on a street in Athens on Saturday evening, as Greeks gathered to celebrate Orthodox Easter.

Onlookers watched as men threw petrol bombs, flares and firecrackers, lighting up the Athens neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos on the eve of Easter Sunday.

While some onlookers enjoyed the spectacle, one local resident, Evgenia said it was not a traditional custom but had been happening for two to three years, leaving the street in a "mess."

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