Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Friday issued a statement condemning Thursday's attack against municipal police officers during a sweep aimed at removing “black market” street vendors from an area near the downtown law school building.
A municipal officer and a regualar police officer were slightly injured while a municipal police patrol car was damaged when attacked by street vendors, all foreign nationals.  
“It should be made clear to everybody that the city cannot stand or tolerate hotbeds of lawlessness and delinquency,” the mayor stated, adding that efforts against the “black market” will intensify in cooperation of the Greek Police (EL.AS) when necessary.