Keratea, Attica, Greece – 1,000 people besiege the local police station after riot police storm houses indiscriminately

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February 8, 2011 – The struggle of locals in the area of Keratea in Attica against the construction of a landfill in their area has been going since December 12, 2010. Near-daily clashes of the locals with the riot police occupying the site of the planned landfill have taken a new twist tonight: Riot police stormed the town itself, breaking in houses and arresting at least one 30-year resident who, according to the locals, has been entirely uninvolved in the clashes. According to the ex-mayor of Keratea, the 30 year old’s mother had a heart attack after watching her son being arrested.
At the time of writing (19.40 GMT+2) more than 1,000 enraged locals have besieged the local police station, hurling stones, sticks and molotov cocktails to the police guarding it. A local described the scene as “reminiscent of the civil war”.


  1. Nine-year old boy writes school report on the Keratea riots
    Crucial riots in Keratea

    Shame on them! The state wants to bring in tons of waste every day. The residents have been resisting for a month. They say they won’t allow for a single piece of waste to be dropped at Ovriokastro [trans.note: the planned site for the waste dump] , which is only five kilometres away from the town. A week ago, the people of Keratea got furious. The Riot Police attacked and the Keratea people were forced to retreat. And so, undercovers took the license plates of the resident’s cars and behind them riot police were smashing the cars with their clubs.

    Then the Keratea people went and turned the Keratea Police station into a mess. Lately there have been lots of riots with new molotovs, which also contain black-powder.

    [Added with blue pen, teacher’s marking: “Well done!”
    Nine-year old boy writes school report on the Keratea riots

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