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Strikes tomorrow

Transport disruption expected as staff protest prices, reforms Workers participating in a 24-hour strike called by public sector and labor unions will cause serious disruptions to public transport services tomorrow. Olympic Airlines planes will be grounded all day and intercity and suburban railway services will stop. The metro, tram, urban electric railway service (ISAP) and trolley bus will be suspending services between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and midnight. Buses will not run from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. until midnight. Doctors, teachers and journalists will also join the strike to protest rising prices and pension reforms. A rally starting at 11 a.m. at the Pedion tou Areos park tomorrow will cause traffic problems. Police probe Strip search claims investigated Police said yesterday that an investigation had been launched into claims by a migrant rights group that officers had ordered a public strip search of migrants in a central Athens district. «Any officer implicated in this affair will be subject to disciplinary sanctions,» a police statement said. Athens violence A 32-year-old Albanian national shot at by unidentified assailants in the Athens district of Patissia on Saturday night died in the hospital a few hours later. Police are attributing the incident to a settling of accounts. Also on Saturday night, near central Omonia Square, an Egyptian man was seriously injured during a raid on his store by two gunmen. One of them shot him when he refused to hand over his takings. Peeping Tom Police in Thessaloniki yesterday arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly using a video camera to film girls in the changing rooms of a public swimming pool. The police were alerted on Saturday by the mother of one the seven girls, aged 8 to 15, who had been in the changing rooms. Work site death A 53-year-old Albanian laborer was killed on Saturday after being buried under tons of earth while digging the foundations of a building in the Athens district of Patissia. According to police, who are seeking the project supervisor, the site was not properly buttressed to avert such an accident. Property dispute A 68-year-old man from Kastoria, northern Greece, was detained on Saturday after allegedly shooting dead a 61-year-old female neighbor and her 37-year-old son over a land dispute. The suspect turned himself in a few hours later, police said.