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Police on guard after migrant unrest in Athens

Riot police stand guard on a street corner in the capital’s historic center yesterday afternoon after arresting five immigrants believed to have been involved in a brawl between Afghans and Pakistanis. Witnesses reported seeing migrants wielding axes and knives running down central Sophocleous and Menandrou streets. Local residents and storekeepers told Skai TV that immigrants often carry out muggings at knife-point in the area.