Students threw stones and firebombs at police in the Athens district of Exarchia where 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos had been shot dead on December 6, and also erected roadblocks around the nearby Polytechnic University. The police responded with tear gas, TV channels said.
The riots, sparked by the youth's killing, earlier spread to other Greek cities, leaving a trail of destruction as youths went on the rampage looting shops and setting fire to hundreds of cars, banks and businesses.
A recent opinion poll published by the Ethnos newspaper said 83% of Greeks were unhappy with the methods used by the government to deal with the violence.
Two police officers have been detained over the teenager's killing. One of them, Epaminondas Korkoneas, who claims he fired warning shots in self-defense which ricocheted, was charged with murder and the illegal use of his weapon. The second officer, Vassilios Saraliotis, was charged with aiding and betting Korkoneas
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.