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December 8, 2008

Greece endures third day of riots

Angry demonstrations spread across Greek cities and towns Monday in the third day of rioting that has left dozens injured and scores of properties destroyed.

"We've just lost count of how many demonstrations are taking place now," a police spokesman in Athens told CNN.

Police say 34 civilians and 16 police officers have been injured in rioting that spread into new area, including Trikala, Larissam and Veria, a town about 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Thessaloniki, which along with Athens was a center of rioting Saturday after police killed a 15-year-old boy in Athens.

Angry demonstrators had torched three government buildings and three offices of the ruling conservative political party in downtown Athens, a National Fire Brigade spokesman told Greek state television. Continue reading here

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