Sunday, 16 January 2011
Athens, Greece - Neo-nazis and residents attack march against fence at border with Turkey
15 Jan 2011 - ATHENS (Reuters) - Far-right protesters threw stones at a pro-migrant march in Athens on Saturday before being dispersed by bursts of teargas, police said, in the latest sign of tension over the capital's growing immigrant population.
Over 1,000 members of anti-racism groups, leftists and immigrants were marching in central Athens to protest against a controversial plan to build a fence at the border with Turkey to stop illegal immigrants from entering Greece.
"Over 100 members of neo-Nazi groups and about 200 local residents attacked the leftists and other protesters with stones. The police used several rounds of teargas and flash grenades," a police official said.
A Reuters witness said police arrested at least one protester.
Posted by sysiphus at 14:27