Pakistani community in Greece celebrating Eid Milad Un Nabi, attacked in Athens

Pakistani community in Greece celebrating Eid Milad Un Nabi, attacked in Athens
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ATHENS - Riot police in Athens had to intervene in clashes between Greek soccer club fans heading for a game and the Pakistani community celebrating a religious holiday marking the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. Tear gas and stun grenades have been deployed.

Brief but ferocious clashes happened in the center of the Greek capital on Sunday, AP reported. While there have been no serious injuries or arrests, law enforcement had to use tough anti-riot methods to stop the violence. A video from the scene shows utter mayhem in the street as hooligans trampled on Islamic flags, while Pakistanis try to defend themselves, with some fighting back.

Members of the local Pakistani community were celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed with a procession in one of the squares in downtown Athens. 

At the same time, supporters of the Thessaloniki PAOK soccer club were in the area, heading for a league game.

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