Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Teenagers march to funeral of fellow teen. Greece

Sara, aged 13 years old died from carbon monoxide poisoning after her mother lit a fire in a make-shift stove in their apartment. The family who had their power cut off three months ago were trying to keep warm as temperatures dropped to near freezing in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.

The march by high school students in the city was also in commemoration of the murder of a 15 year old teenager, Alexis Grigoropoulos by a Athens police officer in 2008. The event set off a wave of protest that engulfed Greece in the worst civil violence since the overthrow of the country's military dictatorship in in 1973.

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