Athenians from the Anarchist Political Organization dropped a banner at the site of Alexandros Grigoropoulos’ murder, 2 days before the anniversary of the 2008 riots that happens every year. Many fear that the police will again attempt to suppress the demonstrations as they did with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising on November 17th.
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