In Thessaloniki, the Greek police used light-noise grenades to disperse protesters against the introduction of severe quarantine, according to the local publication Thestival.
Due to the severe epidemiological situation caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Greek authorities have announced the introduction of a general quarantine from 7 November. Starting on Saturday, Greek citizens are required to notify the authorities of every exit to the street by text message, as well as to wear protective masks on the street and indoors. There is also a curfew from midnight to 5am. Violators are facing a fine of 300 euros.
Quarantine measures were introduced at the beginning of the week in Thessaloniki. It is the second largest city in Greece and the situation with the coronavirus is very difficult there. However, people went out on conscription in social networks and protested against strict restrictive measures. To prevent a mass gathering of people, the police arrived at the scene.
At first there was a minor skirmish between the protesters and the police, then the situation got out of hand. The protesters started throwing bottles and paint at the guards.