Police clash with firefighters in Athens protest

Police clash with firefighters in Athens protest

Police clashed with firefighters during a protest rally by the latter outside the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection in Athens.

According to reports, the police fired tear gas and flash grenades and deployed a water cannon against the firefighters.

Traffic on Kifissias Ave, where the protest took place, was halted for about 20 minutes.

Police later said they made five arrests. Reports say a forest firefighter was injured.

About 2,000 seasonal firefighters from all over Greece took part in the demonstration, which was staged to demand that they be made permanent.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.