Three injured in Athens police station attack


A group of 25 hooded youths hurled petrol bombs at an Athens police station and set cars and motorbikes on fire, injuring three bystanders, Greek authorities said.

“A group of about 25 hooded people fired petrol bombs at the entrance of the police station, and at three cars and three motorcycles,” a police spokesman said.

The attackers fled down the street towards an open-air market and knocked two policemen off a motorbike, the official said.
“They set the motorcyle on fire … the tank exploded and people who were nearby were injured,” the spokesman said, adding that those hurt were a man and woman working at the market and another bystander, Reuters reports.

The Health Ministry said a 47-year-old man suffered burns on 40 percent of his body, including his face and arms. A 48-year-old man was burnt on 10 percent of his body and a woman suffered burns on 16 percent of her body.

The attack took place three days after police clashed with stone-throwing youths at an anti-austerity march in Athens. One protester suffered serious head injuries in the clash and three policemen were suspended for brutality.