Police officers and members of the armed forces intervened on Tuesday to escort first-aid workers to safety after they came under attack by protesting refugees at a reception center in Nea Kavala, near the northern city of Kilkis.
The unrest began when the ambulance arrived at the scene to collect a refugee who required hospital treatment.
According to local reports, tensions escalated when the refugee’s relatives tried to board the ambulance, which was transporting another two patients, and were told they could not accompany him.
Protesting refugees forcibly removed aid workers from the ambulance, according to sources, and in the upheaval the vehicle sustained damage, though no injuries were reported.
Police and military personnel first moved the ambulance crew to safety before transferring all three patients to the hospital.