Eight charged over disturbance on Rhodes

Eight people aged between 16 and 38 were charged on Rhodes Wednesday with a range of offenses including disturbing the peace and resisting arrest after disrupting a public event on the island, which was being attended by several MPs and other dignitaries.

Police said the eight were members of a group that broke through barriers and attempted to reach the podium.

One of the eight people arrested was carrying a penknife, police said.