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Clash between Greek police and protesters opposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations – National – .


Greek police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse people who gathered in central Athens on Saturday to protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.


ATHENS, GREECE – JULY 14: Anti-vaccine protesters take part in a rally on July 14, 2021 outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Greece, two days after the government announced compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for all officers health. (Photo by Dimitris Lampropoulos / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images).

A police official, who asked not to be named, said some protesters threw Molotov cocktails, prompting police to retaliate with tear gas.

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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.


ATHENS, GREECE – JULY 24: Greek police arrest anti-vaccine protesters during a rally in Syntagma Square in central Athens on Saturday July 24, 2021. Thousands of people protested against the measures taken by the Greek government to curb the increase in COVID-19 infections. (Photo by Dimitris Lampropoulos / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images).

Nearly 2,500 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected to 474,366.

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– Report by Vassilis Triandafyllou; Written by Angeliki Koutantou

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