Crime crackdown heralded amid upheaval

Just a few hours after Citizens’ Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis heralded a police crackdown in crime-ridden central Athens on Wednesday, two police officers were seriously injured in a shootout with two suspects in the northern Athens suburb of Pefki. According to police, the officers had stopped the suspects for an identity check after deeming them to be suspicious.
(18.05.2011) Kathimerini English Edition