- Editor Nikos Konstandaras points to the State's double humiliation: it killed an innocent; it failed to contain street violence.
- Malcolm Brabant at the BBC describes the culture of protest that has grown up in the Greek polytechnics since 1973.
- Kostas Gemenis asks why a romanticisation of self-styled anarchist political violence has survived in Greece longer than anywhere else in Europe: there ought to have been reform of both education and police.
- The AP reports spreading anarchist-style violence in Spain, France and Denmark.
- Giorgos Markakis offers an angry, tactical interpretation of events from the perspective of an opposition activist.
- London-based journalist Teo Kermeliotis echoes Gemenis in emphasising the frustration felt by highly qualified young Greeks in the face of nepotism and corruption.
- Alexis, a young protester from Thessaloniki watches the take-over of peaceful protests by violent extremists.
12 December 2008