Nine individuals, among them one underage youth who will be tried before a juvenile court, were arrested and charged on Thursday for violent incidents that occurred during Wednesday's protest rally and march in central Athens.

The other eight face a variety of criminal and misdemeanour charges, including a charge of attempted manslaughter for a man found in possession of a bow and arrows.

Other charges against those arrested included those of disturbing the peace, illegal weapons possession and use and resisting arrest. In some cases the charges are compounded by laws for offences committed by persons concealing their faces and count as criminal offences.