Protesters, police clash over COVID-19 vaccination in Greece

By Gideon Adonai

At least 1,500 people have taken to the streets of Athens, Greece, to protest Coronavirus vaccination.

Police fired teargas and water canon to disperse the crowd on Wednesday.

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The protests were prompted by a government decision earlier in July ordering the mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers and nursing home staff.
The government has suggested other groups, such as teachers, may need to be vaccinated in the fall.
Infections in Greece have been rising in recent weeks, and authorities reported almost 3,000 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 463,473 people.
More than 12,800 have died.


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