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Roma camp to be demolished

Tension began in Mesogion Avenue last night, with the Roma setting garbage bins on fire, in order to block the police from entering into their camp, located near the Nomismatokopeio building.

The Roma tried to block the police as today the demolition of their camp has been scheduled.
The Roma have blocked for 10 minutes Mesogion Avenue- heading from Agia Paraskevi to the city center-and have caused a traffic jam in the area.

fter negotiating with representatives of the Roma residing at Halandri, General Secretary of Decentralized Administration Manolis Angelakas, in the presence of a prosecutor has given them a half-hour extension to consent peacefully to the demolition of 12 vacant buildings. If they agree to that, then he promised that their relocation will be suspended for another six months.
In any case, the law will be applied.The tension in the region started last night, after Aggelakas had a succession of meetings yesterday with representatives of the Roma and the mayor Halandri insisted in executing the decision to demolish the camp, stressing that the camp in the "Pefko Politi" in the area of Megara is ready to accept their relocation.