Police clears out garbage in illegal Roma settlement due to health risks

Police with the assistance of a prosecutor cleared out piles of garbage from a plot of land in Piraeus where a group of Roma had settled illegally due to public health concerns, it was announced on Wednesday.

Piraeus mayor Yiannis Moralis said the area was like a “landfill” and posed a direct risk to public health, adding that municipal bodies will help authorities eliminate criminality in the city. The cleaning operation will continue on Thursday.