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Riot breaks out after Greek football hooligans attack Muslims

28th Dec 2017
Riot breaks out after Greek football hooligans attack Muslims

Thessaloniki PAOK fans clashed with expat Pakistani community members (photo: Creative Commons)

Nadine Osman

Riot police in Athens had to intervene after a clash broke out between football hooligans and a local Pakistani community celebrating the Prophet’s birthday, with a procession in one of the squares in downtown Athens.

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Police deployed tear gas, stun grenades, and anti-riot methods to stop the violence which erupted on November 26. A video from the scene shows utter mayhem in the street as hooligans trampled on flags, while Pakistanis try to defend themselves.

Supporters of the Thessaloniki PAOK were in the area, heading for a league game.

Although escorted by police to a sporting venue, the hooligans began insulting the Muslims before attacking them.

According to media reports, there were no serious injuries or arrests.

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