U.S. Embassy in Athens was attacked with stones and Molotov cocktails

Protest in Athens, triggered by the murder of African-American George Floyd by a U.S. police officer, grew into clashes with police near the U.S. embassy in Greece, according to the Greek TV channel EPT.

It is noted that most of the event was peaceful. A video was tweeted, with demonstrators walking down the street with posters and shouting slogans against the police.

The riots started at the end of the march. A group of young people who took part in the action began throwing stones, bottles, and “Molotov cocktails” at the U.S. Embassy. In response, the police used light-noise grenades and tear gas. 12 people were detained.

According to the EPT, several thousand representatives of leftist organizations as well as Kurds took part in the march.

In the United States, after the death in Minneapolis of African-American police officer George Floyd, mass protests are taking place. In several cities, protests have resulted in riots, vandalism, arson and shoplifting, and violent clashes with law enforcement forces. There were victims and numerous casualties on both sides.

In a significant number of states, the governors imposed curfews and National Guard units were involved in counteracting the protesters.

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