Greek protesters occupy Chile consulate in support of hunger strikers

ATHENS, Greece – A group of Greek protesters have briefly occupied the Chilean consulate in central Athens in support of jailed hunger strikers in the South American country.

Police say the occupation on Monday lasted for an hour and ended peacefully with no arrests being made.

The protest was held in support of 14 hunger strikers in Chile, most of whom have been refusing food for more than a month. The suspects are in pre-trial detention in connection with arson attacks and small bombings carried out by anarchist groups and groups representing demands by Mapuche Indians for improved indigenous rights.

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