Protests held in Greece, Cyprus to condemn Israel for attacking Gaza aid flotilla

08:30, June 01, 2010      

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A protest held outside the Israeli embassy in Athens on Monday over the deadly operation against an aid flotilla for Gaza ended in minor clashes between Greek activists and police.

Around 2,000 people, chanting anti-Israeli slogans and waving Palestinian flags, gathered in front of the embassy's building which was protected with increased police forces since early Monday.

The clashes broke out when a group of protestors attempted to get closer to the building, throwing rocks at the policemen and setting dustbins on fire. Police used teargas to disperse the protesters.

According to unconfirmed reports, a policeman and a journalist were slightly injured during the clash.

A similar protest was also held near the Israeli embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus. Local police used barbed wire to prevent the protestors, mainly Palestinians living in the island, to enter the street where the Israeli embassy is located.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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