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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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Fire breaks out in two army camps to turn into hot spots for refugees & migrants

A fire broke out in the restaurant hall of a military camp that is supposed to be turn into a hot spot to host refugees and migrants in Giannista, Northern Greece. The fire broke out at 10:30  p.m. on Saturday in “Filippaki” camp, the fire brigades managed to extinguish the …

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Athens: Arsonists target cars of former Greek Minister Papantoniou

Two private cars belonging to former finance and defence minister Yiannos Papantoniou became the target of arsonists in the early morning hours of Friday. According to Greek media, shortly after 3:30 a.m. devices consisting of gas canisters exploded, destroying completely the two cars and causing some damages to Papantoniou’s residence.  more pictures …

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Athens Riots: Looters On Video; Police Responsibility

 Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of  a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt,  there is not even a sign of police around. The …

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Athens: Rioters Asked Money in Order Not to Burn Down Shops

Movie theater ASTY in downtown Athens was one of the facilities that came under attack by rioters and vandals. George Stergiakis’s testimony to news portal NewsIt is shocking: “The hoodies asked money from me in order not to burn down the underground cinema.” The incident took place around 6.30 in the afternoon. …

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Athens Riots: Apocalypse …Yesterday (video, pics)

Incalculable material damages.  170 ruined shops, cafes and banks branches, 45 of them totally burned down. Looting. Vandalism. The day light on Monday morning reveals the Apocalypse that occurred yesterday in the centre of Athens. In 14 different spots of the Greek capital. While the government MPs were voting in favor of …

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