Greek Students Call for New Protests

Violent face-offs with police continue
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2008 6:49 AM CST
A Greek police officer holds his shield in front of students taking part in a sit-in protest in front of the parliament building in Athens yesterday,   (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
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(Newser) – Just over a week after the police killing of a 15-year-old boy prompted days of devastating  riots in Greece, students are preparing to launch a new wave of daily protests, CNN reports. Activists will begin with a  sit-in tomorrow in front of Greece’s national police headquarters. Protesters aim to block roads the next day, and will follow up with other demonstrations the rest of the week

Athens erupted in violence again yesterday and early today when protesters attacked a police station and the environmental ministry with stones and Molotov cocktails. Officials expect more violence as the protests, which have been fueled by economic and educational woes, continue. Some are calling for new elections as the demonstrations rattle the government.