Police, protesters clash at end of protest against COVID vaccinations

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ATHENS, Greece — Clashes erupted successful Athens connected Sunday evening betwixt the constabulary and immoderate participants successful a protestation rally against COVID-19 vaccinations.

Police estimation the participants successful the rally successful cardinal Syntagma Square astatine betwixt 7,000 and 8,000.

As the past of the speeches denouncing authorities plans to marque vaccinations for wellness workers and students mandatory were finishing, immoderate youths attacked constabulary lasting earlier the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, adjacent to the Greek Parliament with bottles, firecrackers and immoderate firebombs.

Police utilized teardrop gas, stun grenades and a h2o cannon to disperse protesters, who shouted obscenities astatine the constabulary and against Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

While implicit 5.7 cardinal radical successful Greece’s colonisation of 10.7 cardinal person been afloat vaccinated, determination has been a caller resurgence of cases and hospitalizations, astir wholly fueled by the delta variant and chiefly affecting the unvaccinated.

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