Of­fi­cer fires gun after as­sault near uni­ver­sity

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A po­lice of­fi­cer was in­jured yes­ter­day when about 50 hooded in­di­vid­u­als at­tacked po­lice­men out­side the Athens Uni­ver­sity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness in cen­tral Athens. The uniden­ti­fied as­sailants emerged from the uni­ver­sity’s side gate and hurled stones and other pro­jec­tiles at a po­lice van bring­ing of­fi­cers to the site to crack down on il­le­gal ven­dors op­er­at­ing in the area. Ac­cord­ing to sources, the of­fi­cer who has hurt was the driver of the van. His col­leagues man­aged to get out of the ve­hi­cle be­fore it was sur­rounded by an­ar­chists, who used clubs to at­tack the driver through the open win­dow. The driver pulled out his ser­vice gun and fired out of the win­dow as a warn­ing, prompt­ing the an­ar­chists to re­treat. The same of­fi­cer was in­jured in a fire­bomb at­tack on Omo­nia po­lice sta­tion last Oc­to­ber. Po­lice de­tained 11 peo­ple for ques­tion­ing over yes­ter­day’s in­ci­dents.

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