Greek riot police clash with protestors outside Israeli Embassy


Greek riot police clashed with protestors in Athens during a rally on Wednesday night where thousands marched in support of Palestinians carrying banners with anti-US and anti-Israel slogans according to Greek media outlets.

The clashes happened as protesters approached the Embassy of Israel in Athens.

Police used tear gas and flash grenades as the Communist Party of Greece and other groups arrived at the embassy, having started a long march at Syntagma Squire earlier in the evening, calling for freedom for Palestine.

Traffic on several roads in central Athens were closed by traffic police, including Vassilissis Sofias.

Meanwhile, a group of Israel supporters gathered outside the embassy, holding Israeli flags and photographs of people they said have been abducted by Hamas forces in Israel.

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