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Two Cops Injured in Violence after PAOK-Panathinaikos Match

September 6, 2020

ATHENS — Two police officers were injured and had to be taken to hospital during violence that ensued after a Panathinaikos-PAOK football match in Kallithea on Saturday. According to a police announcement, there was an unprovoked attack on police at the scene by some 200 individuals armed with iron bars and other implements, including petrol bombs and a makeshift incendiary explosive device.

One 20-year-old was arrested and charged, numerous items were found and confiscated while serious charges were also drawn up against other participants in the attack, in which two parked cars and two police motorbikes were damaged.

The arrested man will appear before an Athens prosecutor on Sunday, while an investigation is underway to identify and locate the other individuals involved in the attack.

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