Protests over fares, landfill site

The municipality of Patras and local residents set up road blocks at the Rio road tolls on Saturday, demanding a solution to the problems arising with the city's overburdened landfill site. Further north in Pella and Florina, another protest was underway by local residents, environmental groups and left-wing movements against hikes in public transport fares and road tolls and recent cuts in railway services to the region.

Protestors boarded the train to Edessa and then gathered outside the new railway station, unfurling a banner that demanded the resumption of the Thessaloniki-Florina rail service, which is to be stopped between Edessa and Florina.

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