Some 10,000 people marched on the country’s parliament in Athens on Tuesday to express their anger over the teenager’s death, and also other issues like the economy, jobs, and allegations that the government is corrupt.
Groups clashed with riot police at the parliament and across central Athens.
Street riots started over the weekend after Athens police killed 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on Saturday. Six young protesters had pelted a police patrol car with stones, and the teen was shot as he tried to throw a fuel-filled bomb at the officers.
While the shooting occurred in a neighborhood where there have been regular clashes with police, it immediately sparked clashes and riots in Athens and Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city. The violence then spread to other municipalities.