Police in downtown Exarchia on alert after attack on riot unit


Police in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia are on standby following clashes with self-styled anarchists in the early hours of Saturday.

According to police, a group of around 40 people emerged from the Athens Law School at around 4.30 a.m on Saturday and set fire to dumpsters, torched a car and vandalized other parked vehicles.

About two hours later, a group of hooded youths attacked a riot police unit on Harilaou Trikoupi Street, pelting them with stones.

There were no reports of injuries, and no arrests.