On Saturday, nearly 4,000 protesters marched to the streets of Athens amid ongoing conflicts with Greek police over mandatory anti-coronavirus vaccinations for select workers.
The mostly peaceful protests turned violent as pockets of protesters launched Molotov cocktails at cops, who responded by deploying water cannons and tear gas, The Hill reported.
Saturday marked the third massive protest against the Greek government for mandating inoculations for healthcare workers and nursing staff — prompting a backlash.
Greece has reported nearly 475,000 COVID-19 cases, with more than 12,000 deaths from the resurging global pandemic.
Only 45 percent of Greeks are fully vaccinated. Other nations faced pushback on pandemic measures on Saturday.
Around 160,000 protested in France over a proposal to require COVID-19 passes to get into bars and restaurants, and thousands of Australians took to the streets in Sydney to protest continued lockdown orders.