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CNN: Athens anarchists release hostages
A group of anarchists took 150 hostages in a six-hour standoff with police after they were angered by the sight of private security guards' cars illegally parked at a university in central Athens
The hooded anarchists left the campus, followed by the hostages, after negotiations with law enforcement and school officials.
Initially, about 30 anarchists stormed the campus, but that number grew to about 300.
They agreed to release the hostages about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (0130 GMT)after being assured they would not be arrested.
with their stereotypical shaggy beards and hand thrown fuse lit bombs,
Originally posted by Muaddib
Shouldn't this be in breaking news?
The unrest began soon after the shooting in the central Exarchia district, a regular scene of clashes between police and leftist groups
Greece's anarchists regard the Bohemian quarter of Exarchia as their fortress and they frequently lure police into ambushes so they can attack them with rocks and fire bombs, our correspondent says.
People were being encouraged to join in the protests via some websites, AP said.
There has been rioting in Athens after police shot dead a teenager. The violence was worst in Exarchia district, a regular scene of clashes between police and leftist groups.
obviously you have fallen for the media spin of anarchist=bad word
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by whitewave
If our government is in favor of the people doing the shooting then they're called "freedom fighters", if not, then they're referred to as "terrorists".