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Third day of violence

 

Thousands of protesters battled police in central Athens, smashing the windows of shops and banks with Molotov cocktails, and sending three officers to hospital, said police, who used tear gas to disperse the rioters.

 

Police said more than 34 people had been injured, including one woman with a serious head wound, while 20 were detained. Later reports said one person had been killed in the violence.

 

Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars and smashed shop windows as unrest began on Saturday night after the shooting in the Athens Exarchia district, a regular scene of violent clashes between police and leftist groups.

 

Violence flared again in Athens on Sunday as two thousand protesters marched to on the capital's police headquarters.

 

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Taken on December 8, 2008