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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Five days of rioting in Greece

Riot police pass by burnt out cars outside the National Technical University School of Athens early Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. Hundreds of rioters are fighting pitched battles with police in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki following the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in central Athens Saturday night. According to witnesses, the shooting occurred around 9:00 p.m. when a small group of youths attacked a police patrol car. A police officer fired three shots, hitting the teenager in the chest. Witness accounts diverge widely over what happened.