Demonstrators and police clashed violently in Rome on Saturday (22 Jan) during a protest rally against the detention of eight Greeks in Athens.
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SV Marchers, (3 shots)
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SV Marcher injured
SV Remains of fire bomb
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Background: Demonstrators and police clashed violently in Rome on Saturday (22 Jan) during a protest rally against the detention of eight Greeks in Athens.
Later it was reported that four people were hurt during the disturbance and 225 were detained by police.
The demonstrators objected to the jailing of eight young Greeks, sentenced to prison for allegedly making and planting bombs in Athens.
The protest started peacefully, but fighting broke out as ???onstrators tried to break through a strong police cordon outside the Greek Embassy in Rome and the residence of the Greek Ambassador.