Athens protest against police brutality turns violent

ATHENS — Rioting broke out in a suburb of Athens on Tuesday evening as a protest against police violence turned ugly.

Some 5,000 people gathered in the main square of the Nea Smyrni area in the south of the Greek capital to march against police brutality but order quickly broke down, with protesters throwing rocks and setting fire to bins and police firing tear gas and water cannons.

A police officer was thrown off his motorbike by an angry mob, who then started kicking him. TV…

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