An angry crowd of 150 Roma violently attacked a public bus carrying passengers in Ano Liosia, Athens, outside their Gypsy camp. Six policemen were injured in the ensuing violence.
Ta Nea reported 150 Roman attacked a passing ETHEL bus, throwing stones, sticks and iron bars at the terrified driver and passengers. As they fled the bus the Roma then threw flammable liquid and set the bus on fire.
The Roma then turned their attention to attacking and looting nearby shops, and setting garbage bins on fire. According to Greek Reporter police who responded to the incident were met with gunfire by the Roma. One policeman was injured by gunfire and five by stones.
Keep Talking Greece reported the incident was sparked following the arrest of a Roma who caused the death of a Greek policemen on Sunday night during a traffic crash. The Roma shot through a STOP sign, colliding with a Greek police motorbike, killing one policeman instantly and leaving the second with serious injuries.
Following the violent bus attack the Roma have now reportedly fled their camp.