15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot by a policeman in the center of Athens. His death called the Greeks to the streets for demonstrations, sparked riots all over the country. It radicalized his best friend and changed Greece forever–it still changes Greece to this day.
By Mareike Nieberding, Maria Feck
It must have been a rubber bullet. It must have been. It must. This is the only thing that Nikos – slightly too short and skinny for a 15-year-old, but a born leader – can think about at this moment. Bang, bang! it went. And Alexandros, his best friend for almost 10 years, his skate buddy, his one-on-one opponent on the basketball court, collapsed a few meters in front of him.