Saturday April 19, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Police sue coast guard officers over hooligan attack at Piraeus Port

Nine riot police officers have sued coast guard officers assigned at Piraeus Port earlier this week after suffering injuries in an attack in the early hours of Tuesday by a gang of hooligans who thought they were fans of a rival team.

The Greek Police said that a squad of 28 riot officers were returning to Athens from Crete, where they had been dispatched to guard the Greek Basketball Cup final on Sunday night between Athens's Panathinaikos and Thessaloniki club Aris. They were not in uniform as they were off duty. When disembarking at Piraeus in the early hours of Tuesday, the riot officers said they were attacked by a group of some 80 to 100 hooligans believed to belong to Piraeus club Olympiakos, which has a long-standing rivalry with Panathinaikos.

Investigators believe that the gang of hooligans had mistaken the officers for Panathinaikos fans returning from the game.

Clashes between fans of the two teams are frequent and have led to casualties.

Nine officers were injured in the attack, in which the assailants used wooden clubs, screwdrivers and other makeshift weapons. They said that coast guard officers on the scene did nothing to thwart the assault and had failed to inform police that the hooligans were gathered at the port.

The Coast Guard, meanwhile responded to the accusations by saying that the Greek Police had not informed it that a squad of riot officers was arriving on the morning ferry from Crete.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 14, 2014 (13:00)  
Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in north Cyprus
Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
Talks lined up in wake of ‘shameful’ soccer scenes
Dimou quits To Potami over Holy Fire quip
Eurobank share offering on April 25-29
Greece's third largest lender Eurobank, which is issuing new shares to help plug a capital shortfall, said on Friday that the cash call will take place from April 25 to 29. The transaction o...
PPC to issue corporate bond of 500 mln
Public Power Corporation is planning to tap the markets after Easter with the issue of a corporate bond to draw 500 million euros. The Energy Ministry is also eagerly awaiting the issue, as ...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Greens lose badly as CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos has a mountain to climb in order to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague after losing at CSKA Moscow on Friday for a second time in two days, only this time it was comprehens...
BASKETBALL
Former Red Bourousis wrecks Olympiakos´s hopes for a break
Olympiakos tried harder in Game 2 of the Euroleague play-offs in Spain, and Real Madrid was not as good on Thursday as in Game 1, but the Spaniards still emerged victorious on the night with...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
The placebo effect and the economy
Among the greatest mistakes made in the years of Greece’s hard landing is that citizens did not get the chance to sense that aside from austerity and pain the economic adjustment program als...
COMMENTARY
Ukraine is a crisis—but not a Cold War
Given Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the imposition of US and European sanctions, and the potential for more escalation in Ukraine, we are witnessing the most important geopolitical events s...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in north Cyprus
2. Eurobank share offering on April 25-29
3. Greens lose badly as CSKA Moscow
4. Former Red Bourousis wrecks Olympiakos´s hopes for a break
5. PPC to issue corporate bond of 500 mln
6. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in north Cyprus
2. Eurobank share offering on April 25-29
3. Greece startup leaders say they can’t break jobless cycle alone
4. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
5. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
6. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
Today
This Week
1. Greece's market return mirrors return of tourists
2. Samaras sees no need for third bailout
3. Parties start announcing candidates for European Parliament elections
4. Greece startup leaders say they can’t break jobless cycle alone
5. Germany signals easing on euro area before Merkel’s Greek trip
6. IMF's Thomsen says Greece not fully financed to 2016
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.