Thursday, October 14, 2010
Baton-toting police have stormed the Acropolis clashing with government workers and blocking Greece’s most sacrosanct archeological site for a second day.
The scuffles, watched by astonished tourists, erupted when police burst into the grounds of the landmark attraction through a side entrance.
Protesters clung onto the gates, defying repeated orders to clear the entrance.
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At least 30 government workers had occupied the Acropolis overnight, barricading themselves inside and changing the padiock on the main gate to keep police out.
“A prosecutor was called in and orders were issued to clear them out,” deputy culture minister Tylemachos Hytiris told the Athens-based Skai Television network.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm