Three police officers injured as farmers storm Crete courthouse

Three police officers were injured on Monday as a group of protesters smashed into a courthouse in the city of Iraklio on Crete where the trial of 92 farmers arrested in 2009 was under way.

The three officers suffered scrapes and cuts from falling glass when a group of farmers smashed through the courthouse’s main door at around 3 p.m. demanding that their colleagues be acquitted of all charges.

The 92 farmers standing trial are accused of obstructing public transportation, among other charges, after staging a blockade of Iraklio Airport in January 2009.