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Police raid of another two ‘squats’ in Exarchia district

Panos - Apr 19, 2019

One arrest out of 70 people taken into preliminary custody was the result of the latest high-profile police raid at two building "squats" in the Exarchia district,…

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Nineteen arrests over clashes in Polytechnic and Exarchia

Panos - Nov 19, 2018

Nineteen persons were arrested for the clashes at the Athens Polytechnic and the wider region of the Athens district of Exarchia on Saturday. The rioting began in…

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Exarchia turning into a Ghetto, claim furious Athenians

Panos - May 03, 2018

Hundreds of residents of the central Athenian neighborhood of Exarchia have called on the Greek prosecution service to intervene and put an end to the crime, vandalism…

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Two suspects of Exarchia riots released on condition

makis - Nov 21, 2017

The two suspects arrested for during the widespread riots around the area of Exarchia near the Athens Polytechnic during celebrations of November 17 were charged with the…

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Riot police attacked in Exarchia

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by self-styled anarchists on Friday night, authorities said. The incident occurred on Tositsa Street, outside the Athens…

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Riot police unit comes under attack in Exarchia

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

A group of about 80 people attacked a riot police unit stationed on the corner of Harilaou Trikoupi and Didotou streets in Exarchia, central Athens, early Saturday.…

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Huge blast rocks building block in Exarchia, Athens

Panos - Oct 13, 2016

An improvised explosive device (IED) went off at 112 Ippokratous St, in Exarchia, in downtown Athens, Wednesday, at 11.45pm causing material damage. The blast occurred in the…

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Riot police attacked in Athens’s Exarchia district

makis - Sep 19, 2016

Riot police units clashed with a group of around 40 people hurling petrol bombs in the Exarchia district of Athens early on Monday morning. The standoff began…

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Bus drivers told to avoid Exarchia on return to depot

Sokratis - Sep 17, 2016

Bus and trolley bus operator OSY has indefinitely banned buses from driving though parts of the Exarchia district in Athens when they do not have passengers on…

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Migrant squat in Exarchia firebombed – Νo injuries reported

Panos - Aug 24, 2016

Unidentified assailants in the early hours of Wednesday ignited two gas canisters at the entrance of an abandoned building in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia that…

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Athens mayor calls for police presence in Exarchia following drug raid

Panos - Jul 14, 2016

The unraveling of a huge drug ring operating in Exarchia this week was hailed by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis Wednesday, who called for permanent police patrols in…

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Crackdown on Exarchia drug gang ‘extremely successful,’ says minister

makis - Jul 12, 2016

Police on Monday night completed a large-scale operation to crack down on a drug gang operating in and around the downtown Athens district of Exarchia, where there…

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Urban guerrilla group claims responsibility for July murder in Exarchia

chris1 - Jul 10, 2016

A new group calling itself “Armed Militia Groups” on Saturday claimed responsibility for the execution-style murder of a 36-year-old Egyptian man in the downtown Athens neighborhood of…

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Assailants firebomb police unit, Culture Ministry offices in Exarchia

chris1 - Jun 19, 2016

Unidentified vandals attacked a unit of riot police near the neighborhood of Exarchia with petrol bombs in the early hours of Sunday morning before targeting the nearby…