Parking garage…

Riot police surround a demonstrator yesterday on Athinas Street, near the entrance to City Hall, as municipal authority officials discussed the fate of a park near Amerikis Square where a parking garage is scheduled to be built. Dozens of residents of Kypseli who object to the construction plans clashed with police. Talks, which involved the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Alexis Tsipras lobbying in favor of the residents, were called off after reports that protesters had been injured outside City Hall. Residents have been up in arms since municipal authorities felled trees in the park early last week.

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