George Floyd’s death: Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards US embassy in Athens

Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the US Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Riot police walk past flames as they clash with protesters, during a demonstration against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the US embassy in Athens, Greece, June 3. (Photo: Reuters)

Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the US Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Reuters journalists saw demonstrators throwing several flaming objects which erupted into flames on the street towards the heavily-guarded embassy in central Athens and police responding with rounds of teargas.

The embassy itself was cordoned off with rows of blue police buses.

Demonstrators were holding banners and placards reading “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe”.

Police sources estimated the number of protesters at more than 3,000.

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