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Protests turn violent in Athens on anniversary of youth's shooting by policeman in 2008

  • Masked youths hold a banner that reads in Greek " revenge" during a protest in central Athens, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Masked youths hold a banner that reads in Greek " revenge" during a protest in central Athens, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man in a wheelchair takes part in a protest in central Athens, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A man in a wheelchair takes part in a protest in central Athens, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters chant slogans outside the Greek parliament, in central Athens, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Protesters chant slogans outside the Greek parliament, in central Athens, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Thousands of protesters gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in the Greek capital that led to widespread rioting. This year's anniversary marches come as nearly nightly violent protests by supporters of one of Grigoropoulos' friends, jailed anarchist and convicted bank robber Nikos Romanos. He is on hunger strike demanding prison leave to attend lectures after he passed university entrance exams. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of protesters are marching through the streets of Athens to mark the sixth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager, damaging store fronts and bus stations, and setting fire to clothes looted from a shop.

Clashes also broke out between demonstrators and police in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

No casualties were immediately reported.

In Athens, police say about 5,000 people are marching on Saturday night to commemorate the Dec. 6, 2008, killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the capital.

The march passed the Greek Parliament, and is now heading to the spot where Grigoropoulos was killed.

At one point during the march, people broke into a Zara clothes shop in Athens, took racks of clothes into the street and burned them.