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Patras: Municipality workers crush living dog in garbage truck

Unbelievable! Municipality workers have reportedly crushed a dog with the automatic garbage mechanism in an unprecedented act of cruelty in Patras. Citing eye witnesses and a local animal welfare society, Greek websites report that this barbaric act took place on Thursday in Katritsi area of Patras in northern-west Peloponnese.    Municipality …

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Patras: Father of bedridden girl on hunger strike to protest health care cuts

The father of a bedridden girl started a hunger strike on Monday morning in order to raise attention to the problem of harsh cuts in Greece’s health care system. Nikos Poulkoutzis’s daughter Maria suffers from a rare disease. The girl is bedridden and in need of high medical and personal …

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Patras: Traffic police fines …horse

A horse without rider galloping through the streets of a city? Impossible! A concerned citizen who saw the horse wandering around in the streets of Patras, Western Peloponnese, alarmed the  police. A traffic policeman was sent to the spot to deal with the case. Unable to find any other solution …

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Patras: mice eat pensioner’s savings hidden in home basement

A Greek pensioner was very worried about his savings amid the bad example of Cyprus crisis and the Eurogroup decisions to grab people’s deposits. The man from Patras in western Peloponnese went recently to the bank and withdrew his savings: 25,000 euro. He stuffed the money cartons full of books …

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Patras: tenants burn home and cupboard doors for heating

Poverty has no borders and scruple. A home owner in Patras, western Greece, was complete astonished to find out, his former tenants had used some of the doors of the house but also the doors of kitchen cupboards to feed their stove. Apparently because the tenants family had no money to …

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Patras: Soccer hooligans stab one policeman on the back and beat another one

Hooligans stabbed on the back the head of the police force as riot police and Olympiacos fans clashed outside Ayias football stadium in Patras. The clashes started when some 100 Olympiacos fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.  During the clashes …

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Ferry on Fire Docks at Patras Port

 Fire broke out on ferry boat “Crete II” while it was sailing 4-5 nautical miles away from the port of Patras, Peloponnese. The fire broke out in the garage deck short before midnight and burned down some 30 trucks. While the automatic fire extinguishing system of the ship managed to prohibit the …

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Greece Unlocks Subsidy for Formula One Track in Patras

Greek Ministry of Development unlocked a subsidy of 28.9 million euro for the contruction of a Formula One car racing track in Chalandritsa area of Patras in Western Greece. Total cost of the project is 94.6 million euro and is expected to create more than 500 jobs in a country …

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Patras/Achaia: Several Areas in State of Emergency Due to Wildfires

 The areas of Ano and Kato Kastritsi, Argyra, Sellia and Platani in the Achaia prefecture, Western Peloponnese, have been declared into a state of emergency after wild fires broke in the early morning on Wednesday. Firefighters struggle to extinguish the fire, while residents of several communities are fleeing as flames threaten their …

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Patras: 8 Policemen Injured after Chrysi Avgi Supporters Attack

Hand-to-hand fighting. Scenes of incredible ferocity as supporters of Chrysi Avgi attacked policemen with rafters, iron sticks, stones and fire bombs in Patras on Tuesday night. Unprecedented was the incident in which one protester stole a police motorcycle and fled to unknown direction. Video: stealing police motorcycle embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt According to local news …

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Patras: Farmers Distribute Potatoes and Eggs Free of Charge

Despite the rain, farmers from the area of Patras brought four tons of potatoes, lettuce, cabbage and fresh eggs and ditributed them to the residents of the city in Western Greece.  The farmers decided to launch this symbolic action in order to protest the fact that they have not received yet …

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Patras: Protesters Bang Empty Pots Against Austerity (video)

Residents of Patras marched through the streets of the city on Saturday morning holding and banging empty pots.  It was a march of young and middle ages people, and families who demonstrated with their children. Middle-class residents of the city of Western Peloponnese took to the streets in order to protest the …

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Patras: Property Owner Hands Out Home-Keys to Bank

A man entered a local bank branch in the city of Patras, western Peloponnese. He was holding the keys of his home, which he had bought with a loan mortgage of 300,000 euro. He neared the branch director and left on his desk two keys. when the director asked “What …

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