Riots in Athens marks memorial for boy killed by police
At least 10 people were arrested and 40 detained Friday in the Greek capital after an annual memorial march for a 15-year-old boy who was killed by police in 2008, local media reported.
Thousands of officers were deployed earlier in the day as the city closed the main central metro stations and streets.
Riot police responded with tear gas.
A peaceful march led by thousands of students took place earlier in the day.
At least 22 stores and public buildings were damaged in Athens overnight, according to reports.
Police said seven people have been detained after the attacks, but were released due to lack of evidence.
Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas on Dec. 6, 2008 after officers approached a group of teens and allegedly provoked them. A verbal exchange ensued which led to the boy’s murder.