More than 4,000 people gathered outside Greece’s parliament for the third time this month to oppose compulsory vaccinations for some workers, such as health workers and nurses.
A police official, who asked not to be named, said some protesters threw Molotov cocktails, prompting police to retaliate with tear gas.
A rally on Wednesday was also marred by violence.
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Recent polls have shown that the majority of Greeks would be vaccinated against COVID-19 which has killed 12,890 in Greece since the start of the pandemic last year. About 45% of a population of 11 million are fully immunized.
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Greece ordered the vaccination of health workers and nursing homes as cases increased and urged teachers to get vaccinated in time for the start of the school year in September.
Nearly 2,500 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected to 474,366.
– Report by Vassilis Triandafyllou; Written by Angeliki Koutantou
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