A refugee camp on the island of Moria in Greece was torched, it seems, by arsonists who are suspected of being loyalists to the now-dissipated Golden Dawn, a neofascist/Metaxist party in Greece whose leadership was arrested after committing dozens of illegal acts. 12,000 people lived inside the overcrowded camp, and hundreds had already tested positive for coronavirus.
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Police brutally assaulted a demonstration in Nicosia against corruption, in which protesters had begun a march with the aim of bringing light to the human rights abuses committed by the government of Cyprus in the name of containing the coronavirus, which has escalated normally tame protests in the divided island nation.
Hundreds of antifascists gathered in Salem to respond to a caravan organized by right-wingers to “Stop the Steal”, fighting with several people in cars, one of whom at one point pulled out and cocked a gun to intimidate protesters.
French youth continued clashes with police for a 4th day in the northeastern city of Tourcoing, following a law enforcement operation that resulted in the seizure of several motorcycles used for urban derbies. Demonstrators clashed with police, engaging in running battles across Tourcoing while throwing fireworks.