Anti-vaccination protesters clash with police in Greece

Anti-vaccination protesters clash with police in Greece



Anti-vaccination protesters clash with police in Greece

A clash broke out between the police and the group gathered to protest the government’s mandatory vaccination program in Athens, the capital of Greece.

In Greece, a clash broke out between anti-vaccine opponents and the police, who objected to the government’s decision to make the vaccine against the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) mandatory.
Hundreds of people gathered in Syntagma Square in the city center of Athens to protest the government’s mandatory vaccination program.
Police intervened by using tear gas and sound bombs after demonstrators carrying Greek flags, large crosses and icons threw stones and water bottles at the security forces warning them in the protest attended by many priests.
On the other hand, there was a short-term brawl between the leftist group, who reacted to a group of anti-vaccine demonstrators gathered in front of the University of Athens.
It was stated that one person was injured in the incident where the groups attacked each other with stones and sticks, and the police detained 5 people.
Anti-vaccine protesters also held a protest in Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city.
The demonstrators gathered in front of the White Tower in Thessaloniki Port and marched to the city center, carrying Greek flags and placards saying “No to compulsory vaccination”.
Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis announced that as of September 1, Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory for public health workers and nursing home personnel.
Explaining that the Kovid-19 vaccine certificate, which is applied in many European countries, will also be implemented in Greece, Mi├žotakis stated that only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter closed places such as theaters, gyms and entertainment venues as of July 16.


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