Hooded youths hurled firebombs at a police van outside the Culture ministry in Boumboulinas street in central Athens shortly after 8 on Sunday evening.
The youths appeared suddenly and hurled firebombs at the police force, resulting in the vehicle catching fire and flames spreading to a first-floor office in the ministry. The blaze was extinguished in time by a strong fire brigade force before it took on greater dimensions. The van sustained extensive damage.