Opptøyene i Hellas spredte seg i Europa i går kveld. Mens det greske politiet kjemper mot voldelige demontranter på sjette døgnet, sprer bråket seg til Spania, Danmark, Tyrkia og Russland.
Elleve personer er blitt arrestert av spansk opprørspoliti etter voldelige sammenstøt i Madrid. Det var også demontrasjoner i Barcelona etter at hundrevis av såkalte ungdommer tok til gatene. 9 demontranter ble arrestert etter at de forsøkte å trenge seg inn på en politistasjon i byen.
They managed to smash glass windows at the station, in Calle Montera, just off the city’s famous Gran Via.
Three police officers and six protesters were injured in violent clashes.
The demonstrators then fled down side streets setting fire to bins and smashing up banks.
In Barcelona around 800 protesters gathered in the Plaza de la Universidad in the centre of the city.
Two people were arrested as demonstrators wearing scarves to cover their faces set fire to bins and smashed up banks and other buildings.
Some carried banners reading ‘In solidarity with the Greeks’ and shouted ‘Hired assassins’ at heavily armed officers from the local Mossos d’Escuadra force.
Spenningen er også høy i Tyrkia, der en gruppe demontranter sprayet ned det greske konsultatet med rød og blå maling. Danmark opplyser at de anholdt 63 personer i løpet av en støttedemontrasjon, etter at demonstrantene kastet flasker og maling på politet:
Police spokesman Michael Paulsen said some 150 people who were demonstrating late last night in downtown Copenhagen hurled bottles and paint at riot officers.
Paulsen said all those detained were released today though some might face fines for refusing to obey police orders.
Further incidents were reported in Moscow and Rome while peaceful protests took place in Bulgaria.
The demonstrations were called to support the Greeks protesting over the death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot by a police officer.
Police said the eleven people were arrested for public order offences and damaging property.
Reports in Spain said most of the demonstrators were Greek students.