Six police officers were injured and five citizens were detained, after residents of Malakasa blocked Athens-Lamia national highway to protest the presence of two refugee and migrant reception centers.
According to police protesters tried to break the police chain protecting the camp and threw stones and other objects at the officers thus injuring six of them.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Video: protesters shout “Shame!” at police officers firing teargas
According to news website iefimerida, also two protesters were injured and were taken to a hospital in Athens.
The locals protest the presence of some 3,500 migrants in the two camps, they described as a “health bomb” due to the coronavirus. They further claim that the refugees and migrants disturb with their presence the area, as they do not stay inside the camps but gather at the squares and even barbecue near a forest area.
Traffic has been restored in the area, and there are no further incidents.
Malakasa is a municipality in East Attica.