Monday, August 20, 2012

Greek islanders hold finance police hostage

[Aug 20, 2012 ]
According to Athens News the 55-year-old taverna owner fainted when the finance police attempted to arrest her,leaving them to arrest her 25-year-old son instead. Around 200 Hydriots, inflamed by the arrest, surrounded the police station where the young man was held, cutting off the water and electricity supplies and effectively holding the finance police hostage overnight. Riot police were called from Athens but islanders blocked the port fearing the arrested man would be taken off the island. Athenian police eventually secured the release of the finance police and escorted them on their rest of their checks.
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