posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 12:03 PM
Condoleezza Rice made her first official visit to Athens, Greece. She was met by demostrations against the Iraq war, and eventually a small riot. Some
50 protesters broke away and threw "fuel-bombs" lighting cars up, and damaging shops. 5,000 police were deployed to stop riots like that when Bill
Clinton visited in 1999.
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's first official visit to Athens prompted a demonstration against the Iraq war in
which protesters threw fuel-bombs. Shops were damaged and cars set alight as a group of about 50 people broke away from marchers in the center of the
Greek capital and scuffled with police. Officers had set up a blockade to prevent the demonstrators from reaching the foreign ministry, where Rice was
meeting Greece's foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis, state-run television NET showed.
Greece deployed about 5,000 police officers across the city in an attempt to prevent a repetition of rioting that accompanied former U.S. President
Bill Clinton's visit in 1999. Greece's communists and other parties organized the demonstration, and said they planned to march on to the U.S.
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This is interesting. It shows some of the more international feeling about the war in Iraq. Rice went there to discuss possible sanctions against
Iran. Do you think such riots will become more frequent? Personally I don't think its going to get any better, and with the iran situation, actually
it may get worse.
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