Anti-landfill protestors dig trench across road to Keratea - The Best from Greece

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Posted on: 14/Apr/2011

Anti-landfill protestors in Keratea surprised authorities with some unexpected commando tactics in the early hours of Thursday, when they managed to dig a two-metre trench across one lane of Lavrio Avenue and completely block access via the first entrance of Keratea by piling rubble and earth on the other lane.

The digging work was carried out under the cover of darkness, so that the road was entirely impassable on Thursday morning.

Local residents strongly oppose government plans for a landfill site to receive the capital's refuse in Keratea, taking the case to court and also staging numerous protests and clashing with platoons of riot police permanently stationed in the area for the past weeks to protect the landfill contractors' heavy machinery.


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