Greek youths hang protest banners from Acropolis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Protests in Greece against the police shooting death of a 15-year-old are showing no signs of letting up.

Demonstrators today hung two giant banners off the Acropolis, Greece's most famous monument, with slogans calling for mass demonstrations across Europe.

The banners were taken down after two hours.

A government spokesman calls the protest unjustified and says it hurts Greece's image abroad.

Student demonstrations are already planned in Athens and in Greece's second largest city tomorrow to protest the Dec. 6 police killing in Athens.

Riots that followed the teenager's death are the worst Greece has seen in decades, feeding off widespread dissatisfaction with the unpopular conservative government. There is also anger over social inequality and economic hardship.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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