Monday, April 14, 2014

Shop Staff and Police Clash in Athens Over Sunday Opening

Greek Reporter
April 13, 2014

Clashes occurred in Athens today when police tried to evict a gathering of shop workers protesting Sunday opening hours.

One protesters was injured in the incident, which occured on Ermou, a pedestrian street where protesters with banners gathered outside stores.

Some 300 retail employees participated in the riots. Unconfirmed social media reports stated that as many as 1,000 participated. During the tension, balls were thrown at shop windows and banners reading “Never on Sunday” were unfurled on Ermou St., in the northeast of the capital, shattering them.

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