Hundreds of students and left-wing groups took part in the protest in Athens on Wednesday evening, local media report. Demonstrators chanted “Resist!” waving red and black flags, Reuters reports.
The violence broke out in Athens’ central district of Exarchia, where 15-year-old Alexandros (Alexis) Grigoropoulos was fatally shot by two police officers in 2008. A group of 100 hooded rioters torched several cars, tore down street signs, and clashed with police, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports. Officers responded with tear gas and flash grenades. At least five people were arrested following the clashes, according to Greek media.