Police hold 50 people for questioning after incidents during two rallies in Athens

Fifty people have been held for questioning by police so far during the two rallies that took place in downtown Athens on Thursday, the one concerning the killing of the 44-year-old at the intersection of September 3 and Ipirou streets and the other in front of the Athens University buildings in protest at the violent stance of riot police and the injuring of 31-year-old Yiannis Kafkas during the rally organised by the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE) and the Civil Servants Supreme Administrative Council (ADEDY).
The 48 of them are mainly people belonging to the far-right sector from the region of Agios Panteleimonas where incidents occurred with people occupying the "Amalia" mansion at the intersection of Heyden and Aharnon streets.
The other two were brought from Academias street shortly after the incident with two policemen in which the attackers disarmed one of them. The policeman's pistol was found at a short distance from the location where the incident took place.

Later on Thursday evening, incidents occurred during the march that began from the University buildings, near the Grande Bretagne Hotel where demonstrators stoned riot police who in turn used teargas and dispersed them.

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