Protesters throw a petrol bomb against riot police during a student's rally which marks the fourth anniversary of a deadly police shooting that triggered major riots, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Fifteen-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police in central Athens on Dec. 6, 2008, sparking riots in Greek cities that lasted nearly three weeks. The police officer convicted of the shooting was jailed for life in 2010. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:59 pm
Greek clashes at protests over 2008 police killing
The Associated Press
No injuries or arrests were reported from the evening clashes, during a march by more than 1,000 students, left-wing groups and anarchists.
Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, was shot dead by police in central Athens on Dec. 6, 2008, sparking riots in Greek cities that lasted nearly three weeks.
The policeman convicted of the shooting was jailed for life in 2010.
Earlier Thursday, clashes also broke out at similar protests by secondary school pupils in Athens and Thessaloniki, the country's second-largest city.
The teenagers threw Molotov cocktails and stones in Athens, where about 2,000 people marched to parliament chanting "cops, bastards, child killers."
Three suspected rioters were arrested, police said, while a bystander's clothing briefly caught fire after a firebomb exploded next to her. The woman escaped without injuries.
Police also said a clothing store was looted and a private armored security van was attacked during the brief clashes in the city center.
There were also clashes in Thessaloniki, where about 1,000 schoolchildren gathered.