Platoons of MAT riot police in Athens came under repeated attack from hood-wearing youths lobbing stones and petrol bombs late on Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning.
Some 20 individuals attacked a group of MAT police officers at the corners of Akadimias Street and Zoodohou Pigis Street just before midnight, while at 2:40 a.m. on Sunday there was an incident outside the culture ministry on Bouboulinas Street, with 40 individuals attacking a permanent guard of MAT police stationed there and setting fire to a rubbish bin. Police resorted to restricted use of chemicals to drive the attackers away.
There followed a third attack by 70 youths in hoods at 3:15 a.m. who threw rocks and petrol bombs at the corner of Stournari Street with Spyridonos Trikoupi.
Four people arrested on Saturday night on Amalias Avenue in Syntagma for attacking police during minor incidents were led before a public prosecutor on Sunday.