Police arrest 61 migrants after violent attacks in Thessaloniki 2

Greek police in Thessaloniki have arrested 61 migrants for illegal residence in the country, in a crackdown following a string of violent incidents near the city’s main railway station.

Officers were patrolling the area and carrying out identity checks on Tuesday after the overnight arrests.

Police said the crackdown followed several violent clashes among rival groups of Afghan and Pakistani migrants over the past few days, which left four men injured, one of whom suffered gunshot wounds.

Hundreds of migrants live in the area around Thessaloniki’s railway station where they are dropped off by smuggling gangs bringing them over from Greece’s eastern border with Turkey.

*Source: Associated PressĀ