Riot at Greek migrant detention camp: Police
ATHENS (AFP) - Riot police were dispatched on Saturday to put down a riot at Greece's main migrant detention camp where detainees hurled stones at officers and set fire to their living quarters, authorities said.
Television footage showed fires blazing at the Amygdaleza detention camp outside Athens, where some 1,200 mainly Asian migrants are kept under police guard.
"We have 10 police officers injured by stones and other objects thrown at them," a police spokesman told AFP.
"The detainees set fire to mattresses and their living quarters, but riot police have been sent and the situation is calming down," he said.