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Rioters in Greece attack police station, banks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Scores of youths have attacked a police station, stores and banks in Athens Saturday.

This, as candlelit vigils are being held to mark a week since the police killing of a 15-year-old boy that triggered massive riots across Greece.

Authorities say dozens of youths on foot and on motorcycles attacked a police station in central Athens, at least three banks, several stores and a government building.

The youths threw at least one petroleum bomb at the police station this evening before smashing paving stones and setting up barricades with burning trash bins.

The latest violence occurred as hundreds of school children holding candles gathered peacefully outside parliament and at the site where a teenager was shot.

Violent protests have injured at least 70 people and left hundreds of stores smashed and looted in Greek cities over the past week. More than 200 people have been arrested.            

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