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May 16, 2021

Romanian detained in Athens during Syntagma Square protesters’ camp eviction

A Romanian citizen was detained, on Saturday, in Athens, during the eviction of protesters who had occupied, for two months, Athens’ Syntagma Square, being charged with “violating the environmental protection laws”, Mediafax reports, quoting the Greek police. Alongside the Romanian, four Greeks, two French citizens and a German man were detained and are to be brought before a prosecutor. The police and the City Hall employees evicted, on Saturday, the people who were protesting against the austerity measures, who had, on May 25, set up their tents in the square in front of Parliament, and confiscated “various polluting objects”, a release by the law-enforcers reads, adding that 25 trucks were involved in the operation. In late June, the Syntagma Square, surrounded by hotels and public buildings, saw violent protests and confrontations with the police, which resorted to tear-gas to disperse protesters.

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