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People in Greece protest against airstrikes in Syria
16:22, 16 April 2018

People in Greece protest against airstrikes in Syria

The group of the supporters of the Communist Party of Greece tried to demolish the statue of Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the USA, as a protest

16:22, 16 April 2018

Hanan Shamoun Twitter

People in Athens, the capital of Greece, held a protest against airstrikes in Syria conducted by the USA, Great Britain and France on Saturday, April 14, as Reuters reported.

The group of the supporters of the Communist Party of Greece tried to demolish the statue of Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the USA, as a protest.

According to the news agency, the protesters collided with the police, which used a tear gas against them. At least three protesters were injured.

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The protesters have also burnt the American flag.


As reported, the armed forces of the United States, Britain and France on April 14 inflicted air strikes on a number of facilities in Syria related to the development and use of chemical weapons. The media report about at least six victims.

Airstrikes became the response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Douma, killing 70 people. The West blamed Bashar Assad, as well as Russia.

A number of countries have already supported the actions of the US and its allies. In turn, Russia stated that it convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

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