The world at a glance . . . Europe
AthensRiot anniversary marked with riot: Thousands of demonstrators rampaged through Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, marking the one-year anniversary of the police killing of an unarmed teenager. The shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos last December set off two weeks of the worst rioting Greece had seen in years, including the firebombing of banks and police buildings. This week, hundreds of masked rioters broke into Athens University, beat up the dean, and smashed marble steps and statues, throwing the chunks at police. They also hauled down the Greek flag and hoisted the black-and-red anarchist banner in its place. Two police officers have been charged with Grigoropoulos’ murder; the trial is scheduled to begin next month.
StockholmDon’t eat our burgers: A popular Swedish fast-food chain is encouraging its customers to reduce their carbon footprints by eating less beef. Next to each menu item, Max Burger now lists the amount, in kilos, of greenhouse gases emitted to produce it—including the methane from the cow and the gas for the farm equipment and trucks used to deliver the meat. The all-beef burgers are the worst offenders, while the falafel burgers and half-beef/half-soy burgers are deemed more earth-friendly. “We hope to change the whole of the fast-food industry,” said Max Burger spokesman Par Larshans. “We want people to eat less meat.”