Youths in masks and hoods hurled rocks and molotov cocktails at storefronts and riot police, who volleyed back with tear gas. Rioters torched businesses and vehicles in Athens, Larissa, and Tessaloniki. The protest were carried out for at least three days after police shot 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the downtown Athens disrict of Exarchia.
Businesses, storefronts, a bank, and airline office have been set on fire.
Anarchist groups are are suspected in late-night firebombings of targets such as banks and diplomatic vehicles. Also about 10,000 Communist Party protesters marched through the center of Athens.
A Christmas tree was set afire at Syntagma Square. Windows at Athens Plaza luxury hotel and the Grande Bretagne on Syntagma Square were shattered. Vehicles were set on fire at Athens University.
Two police officers have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos.