Police data show over 27,000 protests in Greek capital in 2011-2015

15 May 2016
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There were 27,103 protests and rallies in Athens between 2011 and 2015, according to figures provided by the Greek Police, which supplied a total of 702,443 officers during these demonstrations.

The peak year for protests was 2013, with 6,231 recorded in the capital. While many demonstrations during the period in question were large, most were sparsely attended. The number of rallies attended by more than 1,000 people in 2012 were 61, they reached 72 in 2013, fell to 58 in 2014 and rose again to 72 in 2015.

Some of these demonstrations were accompanied by widespread vandalism, such as in May 5, 2010, June 28-29 2011, October 19-20 2011, February 12, 2012, and December 6, 2014.

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