FOCUS Information Agency
8 July 2009
Athens - Anarchists and police offers clashed in Athens during protest rallies against police sweep operations which target illegal immigrants in the Greek capital, according to Greek online news.
Hundreds protested in Athens against “xenophobia and racism” and the government’s measures regarding illegal immigration.
Over the last few days the police have strengthened measures mainly against the illegal immigrants in central Athens. Actions are envisaged to be held for detaining foreigners and placing them in specialized centers.
With the tension escalating, clashes occurred between the protesters and the police - as a result of which tear-gas was used.
Protests were organized in Thessalonica too, where Molotov cocktails were used.
Clashes between anarchists and police in Athens