They set fires in bins and protest the shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer in Thessaloniki.
Incidents are ongoing at this time in Pagani Lesvos between police officers and Roma.
According to aeolos tv, the Roma are setting fires in bins and protesting the shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer in Thessaloniki.
The episodes ended, the Roma returned to the camp while the fires in three rubbish bins were extinguished. The Police and the Fire Service rushed to the scene.
Meanwhile, a tense atmosphere prevails in many areas across the country as Roma groups stage intense protests during which there are incidents and tension with the police authorities.
Indicatively, Corinth-Patras remains closed in the Ancient Corinth-Kiato section in both directions due to the Roma protest in Zevgolatio.
Earlier in the afternoon, Roma gathered and burned tires on NATO Avenue in Aspropyrgos, while at noon they also gathered in Mesogeion at the Mint.
Extensive incidents took place earlier in the settlement of Roma Agia Sofia, between Kalochori and Diavati, near the gas station from which the pursuit started with the shooting of the 16-year-old.
Roma set fires in many parts of the 1.5 km long road, burning tires and plastics, while shots were also heard.
Information indicates that they set fire to two project machines located in the area.
Strong police forces are on the scene, as well as the Fire Department.
At the same time, Roma from the settlement of Tsairia in Perea Thessaloniki stopped traffic on the Thessaloniki-Michanionas road.
They lit fires and dragged branches and trash cans into the middle of the roadway.
In the morning, tension prevailed outside the Thessaloniki Courts, during the transfer of the police officer.
In the meantime, the 16-year-old’s parents will file a civil action in support of the charge tomorrow, according to the family’s lawyer.
Referring to the health condition of the 16-year-old, the lawyer stressed that it is still very critical
Criminal proceedings were brought against the accused police officer for attempted murder with possible intent.
He was given a deadline to plead on Friday and remains in custody until then.
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