Greece: Soccer fans clash with police at political event

March 28, 2018

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) Scores of soccer fans clashed with police in the Greek port city of Piraeus, near Athens, on Wednesday as they tried to disrupt a speech given by the country's finance minister.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the youths, who threw rocks and set fire to trash bins. The violence broke out a day after the government ended a two-week suspension of the Greek soccer league after saying it had received a commitment from clubs to crack down on violence.

Supporter groups of the Greek club Olympiakos organized Wednesday's protest against Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, accusing the government of showing bias against the defending champion.

No arrests or injuries were reported.