Most suspects arrested in anti-austerity clashes are from abroad


Around half of the people arrested during rioting in Syntagma Square ahead of MPs voting on a new round of austerity measures on Wednesday night were foreigners, the police said on Thursday.

Twelve people were detained for causing damage to a metro station and another 14 were caught in front of Parliament, where rioters threw Molotov cocktails and chunks of marble, while police responded with tear gas.

Fourteen of those arrested were from abroad: four Germans, three Poles, two French, an Australian, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, an Italian and an Albanian.

No serious injuries were reported as a result of the clashes.