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Thousands of police on street in Athens amid protest over 2008 shooting

Police tactics again in spotlight after shooting of Romany boy on eve of annual march for Alexis Grigoropoulos

Greek security forces have flooded central Athens as demonstrators took to the streets to commemorate the fatal police shooting of a teenager, hours after violence erupted over a similar incident in the north of the country.

More than 4,000 law enforcement personnel, backed by heavily armed riot police, were dispatched around the city centre on Tuesday amid fears of renewed clashes as a Romany boy, shot in the head by an officer, fought for his life. “Stop these murderous policies,” chanted protesters.

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