Greek Teen's Funeral Spurs More Riots

Violence erupts after protest
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2008 12:04 PM CST

(Newser) – More violence broke out today in Athens following the funeral of the 15-year-old boy shot by police on Saturday, the New York Times reports. Hundreds gathered for the hour-long funeral, which was ringed by riot police. After the otherwise peaceful ceremony, groups of youths began throwing gasoline bombs and rocks, prompting the police to fire tear gas into the crowd.  

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters marched on Parliament, shouting slogans like “Down with the government of murderers.” Stones were thrown, and police once again fired tear gas in response. Protests are expected to last throughout the day and night, leading into tomorrow’s general strike.