Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Greek fireman deals with aftermath of football fan riot in Thessaloniki

Between four and five thousand fans of the local football team Iraklis Fc took to the streets of Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki over the decision by football authorities to revoke the team's right to take part in national championship games.

After violent clashes with fans of rival PAOK FC the march once more turned violent later on in the evening with protsters attacking cafes and apartment blocks after alleged insults against their club by residents and customers.

The intervention of the riot police with tear gas and flash grenades turned the city's central shopping district into a war zone as police and fans clashed repeatedly amidst trapped drivers and startled shoppers.

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