2 Injured in Fighting Between Police, Anarchists in Athens



Anarchists fought with police early Sunday morning in Athens, leaving two officers injured and patrol cars destroyed by explosive devices.

The first incident happened at the Peristeri Traffic Police Station, where perpetrators placed explosive devices made of butane gas canisters. Three patrol cars were destroyed by fire.

At around the same time, a group of hooded anarchists attacked the riot police unit stationed in the corner of Patission and Tositsa streets in Athens, next to the National Technical University of Athens. The assailants threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at the police.

The exchange of fire bombs and tear gas between the two sides lasted for almost three hours.

Two police officers suffered light injuries while they were trying to arrest a 36-year-old man who was reportedly the attack leader. The man was finally arrested and is in custody.