Greece: Protesters try to topple ‘capitalist’ Truman statue amid clashes

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Clashes erupted between police and Greek communist party (KKE) supporters in central Athens on Monday, during a rally condemning air strikes on Syria by the US, Britain and France.

Protesters tried to topple a statue of former US president Harry Truman by tying ropes around it and dragging it down. Riot police responded by firing tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowd.

“Today we wanted to unseat the symbol of Capitalism, which is Truman”, said member of the communist-affiliated union PAME Giorgos Perros.

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