Residents clash with riot policemen against dump construction (Corfu, 29/5/2008)
Major clashes erupted among local residents and riot police forces early in the morning at Lefkimmi, in southern Corfu, during the protests against the illegal construction of a garbage dump in the area. The residents built barricades to prevent construction works, and repelled the riot police with stones and fireworks.
Three residents were injured and moved to Corfu hospital, one of them being a 43 year old pregnant woman seriously injured in the head, while another three residents were arrested.
The residents protest against the illegal and dangerous for the local area construction of a garbage dump. In their previous mobilizations they realised marches, an occupation of the local town hall of Lefkimmi, and they faced once again serious police violence on 11/1/2008.
Photos of the clashes: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/xytaLefkimis/MAT/photo#s5158094914681614018
Photos of the residents' march: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/xytaLefkimis/232008/photo#s5181303853928363666
...The 43 year old Maria Koulouri died. The police are trying to blame the 16 y.o. child they drove on her...