Greek riot police clash with protesters opposing new rubbish dump near Athens

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities say new clashes have broken out in a town near the Greek capital between riot police and residents protesting plans for a rubbish dump in the area.

Police say officers fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that had attacked them with petrol bombs and blocked roads near Keratea, some 40 kilometres south of Athens.

The violence started early Tuesday, when protesters set fire to a bulldozer sent to clear roads they had blocked for more than a day with rubble.

No arrests or injuries were immediately reported.

Keratea residents have been involved in running clashes with riot police for much of the past three months. They claim the dump will degrade their area and damage local antiquities.

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