Minister hangs on as failures leading to fatal hooligan raid further tarnish govt's image

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, Police, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government finds itself under pressure, even from sections of the media that are normally friendly to New Democracy, after an apparent breakdown in public order procedures led to dozens of Croatian football hooligans entering the country and fighting with locals outside the stadium of AEK Athens on Monday night.

The clash led to a 29-year-old AEK fan being stabbed to death and several others being injured. Dozens of arrests were made. Seven police officers, six of whom are from the traffic police, have been reassigned to other positions in the wake of the failu...

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