On December 6, 2008 a Greek police officer fatally shot 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos with no cause. The officer was convicted of homicide on October 10, 2010. His partner was convicted as an accomplice. The riots that happened in 2008 lasted for over three weeks. Today was the two year anniversary of the death of Alexandros.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets.
Many armed with gas masks.
Using hammers, large rocks, and clubs they beat at the marble curbs, statues, and walls of buildings in an effort to create stones to throw.
Thousands of stones.
And throw them they did…
At the police, at windows, at anything and everything.
And from there…
…it went to hell.