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Young migrant severely injured by lorry at Patras’ port – barricades and confrontations with the police

Posted by clandestina on 3 March 2009

photo of the riot - source www.ana-mpa.gr    

photo of the riot – source http://www.ana-mpa.gr

Α riot erupted yesterday night, the 2nd of March, at the coastline near the port of Patras, after a young migrant who tried to jump on – or rather  under –  a lorry, which was to board on the ferry to Italy, ended up severely injured.   It seems that the young migrant failed in his attempt to board and fell in the middle of the road;  a lorry that was coming next sped up and hit him.   He is now at the intensive care unit.

The migrants who saw the incident and more from the nearby camp arrived to take care of their injured fellow.  The riot and coastguard police also arrived immediately and used teargas to disband the people gathered on the spot. The enraged immigrants set up barricades and defended themselves by throwing stones.  Soon, parastate indignated citizens scum  (see this post about them) arrived to the help of the police.   There were injuries on both sides.

Info from indy.gr article and mainstream media.

One Response to “Young migrant severely injured by lorry at Patras’ port – barricades and confrontations with the police”

  1. […] the Patras Refugee Camp (relevant clandestinenglish posts about recent developments there are here, here and here).   We noticed the project […]

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