Anti-austerity protests could be ongoing in Greece

Thousands marched peacefully in Athens, Greece, yesterday until some protesters began throwing molotov cocktails and rocks and police began responding with pepper spray and tear gas.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers in or going to Greece should be alert to the possibility of ongoing protests and demonstrations. To minimize safety risk, always avoid areas of large public gatherings or protests. As in yesterday's march, the event can begin peacefully, but quickly and unexpectedly erupt into a violent situation. The rallies usually begin at parks and squares, such as Syntagma Square in Athens.

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