A rally against vaccination in Athens ended in a clash between the protesters and the police. This was reported by the press service of the Greek police on Sunday, August 29.
A total of 7.5 thousand people took part in the rally on Syntagma Square. During the action, the guards used tear gas and a water cannon, 47 people were detained.
“Today at 18:00, after the call through the pages of various organizations and groups in social networks to hold a rally with the central slogan“ Greeks do not accept coercion and submission – there is no vaccination ”, about 7.5 thousand people gathered for the rally near Syntagma Square. At 20:15, a group of people in front of the monument to the Unknown Soldier attacked the police, threw Molotov cocktails, flares, bottles and other objects, trying to break through the cordon and head towards the stairs leading to the parliament, ” website the police.
Earlier, on August 25, it became known that the Greek Ministry of Health decided to tighten anti-coronavirus requirements in the country to accelerate the rate of vaccination of citizens.
As announced by the head of the department, Vasilis Kikilias, from September 13, 2021 to March 31, 2022, public health measures will be in force for unvaccinated citizens. In particular, persons without a vaccination certificate or a certificate of the transferred COVID-19 will be banned from entering cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs and other public institutions, as well as entertainment centers.