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Greek protesters take over radio, television outlets

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Unrest rippled throughout Greece Tuesday, with protesters hanging banners in Athens, attacking a police station, and hijacking the country's main television stations. The violence enters its second week as protesters hope to build momentum toward a planned nationwide strike on Thursday.

Violence has erupted in Greece since Dec. 6, when police shot and killed 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Exarchia, "a scruffy central district of Athens known as the anarchists' home base," the Economist explains.

In a pointed, symbolic call for more action, protesters yesterday wrapped the iconic Acropolis in Athens in a series of hung, huge banners, calling for "resistance," the BBC reports.

Elsewhere in Greece, bands of protesters clashed with police, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reports:

Protesters also targeted police in other parts of the capital, but in nonviolent standoffs, the Associated Press (AP) adds.


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