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Riot Police Put an End to Occupation of Mosque Site in Votanikos, 15 Detained
by Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi
On Friday, Greek riot police put an end to a group of nationalists occupying a site at Votanikos where the country's first mosque is set to be built.
The group of 15 nationalists referring to themselves as the "Association of Reservist Infantryman" had fenced off the area with barbed wire to make what they called a "Hotspot for Greeks," referring to the hotspots for migrants that are all over Greece. They said that the hotspot was for homeless Greeks, not foreigners.
They have since been detained following the intervention of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis when he called on the government to its diligent "duty" on Thursday to ensure that the site is cleared of the protesters.
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