Man injured in Corfu landfill clashes to face prosecutor
The 32-year-old man who severed his wrist during Monday’s clashes with riot police outside a landfill on the Ionian island of Corfu will appear before a local prosecutor once his health improves, authorities said on Tuesday.
The man suffered his injury when a makeshift explosive device blew up in his hands. Police, who investigated the incident, have charged him with disrupting the peace, arson and attempting to cause grievously bodily harm.
The 32-year-old is currently receiving treatment at Corfu’s general hospital.
The clashes took place on Sunday, with residents protesting the operation of a controversial landfill at Lefkimmi on Corfu. Residents hurled flares and rocks at police who responded with tear gas.
Locals oppose the operation of the landfill, expressing doubts whether authorities can manage the facility.
You may be interested
Sports Tourism: Pakistan’s street cricketers bring game to life in GreecePanos - Jul 19, 2019
In a barren Athens parking lot, young Pakistanis get in position for a game of cricket. On one end of…
Iran seizes foreign tanker, US vows to protect vital Gulf waterwayPanos - Jul 19, 2019
Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander…
Margaritis Schinas will be the new Greek CommissionerPanos - Jul 19, 2019
The person that the new Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose for the position of the Greek Commissioner is…