"Peace" Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs as Rice Visits Greece

Petrol bombs, Rocks and Gasoline…
All in the name of peace!


A protester throws a gasoline bomb at riot police during protests in Athens Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Riot squads fired tear gas Tuesday at masked youths hurling gasoline bombs and rocks after they tried to break through a police cordon to reach the building where U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was meeting with the Greek foreign minister.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The peace protesters with their gasoline bombs and rocks were out in force as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a visit to Greece today.

At least 10 shops and 4 cars were trashed in the protests for peace.

Masked demonstrators hurl petrol bombs against police during a march to the U.S. embassy in Athens April 25, 2006, to protest against visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice is meeting Greek Premier Costas Karamanlis and her Greek counterpart Dora Bakoyanni as part of a five-day trip to Europe. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)

Thousands of riot police gathered in Athens to confront the peace protesters who were trying to reach the buildings where Condoleezza Rice was holding talks with her Greek counterpart. The BBC is reporting that protesters were throwing petrol bombs and using sticks as riot police advanced on them, the air thick with tear gas.


A demonstrator pulls a riot police officer during a protest in central Athens Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Riot squads fired tear gas at masked youths hurling gasoline bombs and rocks after they tried to break through a police cordon to reach the building where U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was meeting with the Greek foreign minister. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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