EBEA wants compensation for rampage

A woman cleans up after attacks by a group of about 150 youths last week that damaged dozens of shops in Kolonaki, central Athens, in this file photo. The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) called on the government yesterday to compensate businesses that suffered damage, based on the same formula used last year after large-scale riots took place in Athens and other major cities. According to EBEA, about 80 stores were damaged last week while checks have yet to be completed. ‘The sense of public safety has been lost and this cannot be easily dealt with,’ said Constantinos Michalos, EBEA’s president. There were no reports of injuries or arrests arising from the attacks that took place in the middle of the day.

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