Pro-Palestine demonstrations in Athens, police fire water cannons

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 15, 2021, 10:26 PM(IST)

Police officers use a water cannon against pro-Palestinian protesters as they clash during a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy, following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Athens, Greece, May 15, 2021 Photograph:( AFP )

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Hundreds of people shouted "Freedom to Palestine" and waved Palestinian flags as they marched to the Israeli embassy

Police in Greece on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon in order to disperse pro-Palestinian demonstrators protesting in Athens against Israeli attacks in Gaza.

Hundreds of people shouted "Freedom to Palestine" and waved Palestinian flags as they marched to the Israeli embassy. The embassy was cordoned off by police buses.

The demonstration in the Greek capital follows similar protests in cities around the world following days of intense conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

(With inputs from agencies)

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