LANDFILL PROTEST

Police and locals clash in Keratea ahead of construction

Residents of Keratea, southeast of Athens, clashed with riot police yesterday and on Saturday as they attempted to prevent efforts to construct a new landfill in the area. Police used tear gas on both days and several people suffered minor injuries as officers attempted to stop angry locals from blocking the site in the Ovriokastro area. Keratea and Grammatiko, northeast of Athens, were designated several years ago as the sites where Attica’s new landfills would be built but the schemes have been held up by legal wrangles and residents’ protests.

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