Menidi residents protest crime outside ministry HQ


Several hundred residents of Menidi, northern Athens, where an 11-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet last week, gathered outside the headquarters of the Citizens’ Protection Ministry on Tuesday to demand better policing in the area, where crime rates are high.

The protesters object in particular to the drug trade, claiming that dealers fire weapons in the air to signal that a delivery has arrived.

The boy died last Thursday after being hit by a bullet while at an open-air party at his school.