Protesters confront Greek police over the death of a young man in a car chase

Left-wing protesters clashed with Greek police on Monday during protests against the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot by authorities in a car chase.

Protesters pelt stones and other objects at officials in the center of the Greek capital, Athens, and called “killer policemen”, to which officials responded with tear gas and stun grenades to drive the crowd away.

Protesters confront Greek police over the death of a young man in a car chase
Protesters confront Greek police over the death of a young man in a car chase

In addition, a group has occupied the main road that connects the Greek capital with the port of Petras, prompting agents to intervene again and use tear gas again.

Agents were also seen using batons to clear the streets, according to state media.

The protests and rioting were unleashed after police fatally shot and killed a young driver of a stolen car last Friday after a car chase that ran through most of Athens. Before his death, the driver turned his car on the police officers on a motorcycle and wounded seven of them.

The Greek government has called for an investigation, according to state broadcasters, specifically to determine whether the officials used excessive force.

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