ATHENS – The decision of the chief of the Greek police Michalis Karamalakis to ban rallies was issued on Saturday. The decision refers to public gatherings on Sunday, the 12th anniversary since the murder of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a police officer.
The measures banning marches and rallies are justified for reasons of public health, to avert the spread of the coronavirus, and include fines for both organisers and participants of demonstrations and rallies.
The ban foresees 5,000 euro fines for legal entities that violate the measures and 3,000 euro fines for individuals that organise rallies. A 300-euro fine is also foreseen for people participating in rallies.
Six stations of the Athens metro shut down on Sunday
Six stations of the Athens metro will shut down on Sunday at an order of the police.
The trains will be passing through the following station without stopping: Omonia, Panepistimio, Syntagma, Akropoli, Monastiraki and Victoria.
On Sunday it is the 12th anniversary since the murder of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a police officer.