In­jury dur­ing tolls protest

Kathimerini English - - NEWS -

An em­ployee at the Afidnes toll­booth north of Athens was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter suf­fer­ing mul­ti­ple in­juries dur­ing a scuf­fle with pro­test­ers yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Nea Odos, the firm re­spon­si­ble for this sec­tion of high­way, the woman was at­tacked by pro­test­ers from the “I won’t pay” move­ment, who have been blockad­ing toll­gates around the coun­try since last year in protest at in­creased charges.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by Nea Odos, a group of “I won’t pay” pro­test­ers at­tacked the toll­booth at­ten­dant when she ac­cepted money from a mo­torist who ex­pressed his de­sire to pay while they were stag­ing a block­ade.

The firm al­leged that the demon­stra­tors went on to block ac­cess to the am­bu­lance that had been called to the scene to at­tend to the in­jured woman, whose trans­porta­tion to the hos­pi­tal was only made pos­si­ble af­ter po­lice were called in to dis­perse the pro­test­ers.

The “I won’t pay” group is­sued a re­sponse in which it said that the toll­booth at­ten­dant at­tacked its pro­test­ers first, in­jur­ing the face of one mem­ber of the group.

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