from the greek streets
February 8, 2011 - The struggle of locals in the area of Keratea in Attica against the construction of a landfill in their area has been going since December 12, 2010. Near-daily clashes of the locals with the riot police occupying the site of the planned landfill have taken a new twist tonight: Riot police stormed the town itself, breaking in houses and arresting at least one 30-year resident who, according to the locals, has been entirely uninvolved in the clashes. According to the ex-mayor of Keratea, the 30 year old’s mother had a heart attack after watching her son being arrested.
At the time of writing (19.40 GMT+2) more than 1,000 enraged locals have besieged the local police station, hurling stones, sticks and molotov cocktails to the police guarding it. A local described the scene as “reminiscent of the civil war”.