A group of Greek communist party supporters has attempted to take down a statue of former US president Harry Truman in central Athens during a protest against air strikes on Syria by the US, the UK and France on April 14.
At least three protesters were reportedly injured.
Several hundred communist party supporters joined the rally.
— In Def. of Communism (@id_communism) April 16, 2018
LIVE now: #Greece: #Antiwar march at US Embassy in #Athens to condemn the US-led airstrikes— Gregor Michaj (@GregorMichaj) April 16, 2018
Live protesters fight with the police in Greece now against #syria attack on #Syria#SyriaStrikes #SyrianStrikes #antiwarprotesthttps://t.co/718BvIN7BA
Greek communist party supporters tried to take down a statue of former US president Harry Truman in central Athens on Monday during a protest against air strikes on Syria by the US, Britain and France. Protesters clashed with police who used tear gas to disperse the crowd. pic.twitter.com/RuA4hXSteb— Ertan Karpazli (@ErtanKarpasya) April 16, 2018
On April, 14, the US, the UK and France launched rocket attacks on Syrian government facilities which they believe are used to produce chemical weapons. From 3:42 a.m. to 5:10 a.m. Moscow time they released over 100 missiles on Syria, most of which were shot down by Syrian air defenses.