Demonstrations for today, Wednesday, January 24
Where: U.S Embassy (91 Vas Sofias St)
Who: Kurds living in Greece
Where: Ministry of Education (37 A. Papandreou St, Marousi, near “The Athens Mall”)
Who: Theater actors
Where: Thessaloniki Court House (5, 26th October St.)
Who: Coordination against auctions
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