Youths injure police in Thessaloniki riot

A group of masked youths went on the rampage outside university faculties in Thessaloniki in the early hours of Sunday morning, hurling homemade Molotov cocktail bombs at police and injuring eight officers. Three of the officers were briefly hospitalized and nine of the youngsters were detained for questioning. The rioting youths caused widespread damage, destroying the facades of several banks as well as a street kiosk and wrecking around 30 parked cars. In Athens, early on Saturday, a group of around 15 assailants used stones and bottles to pelt a riot police van parked outside opposition PASOK’s headquarters in the central district of Exarchia. Among those detained for questioning were a 46-year-old Greek and a 17-year-old Albanian. No injuries were reported.