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Greek police officer in court over shooting of Roma teen

By COSTAS KANTOURIS
Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek police officer is appearing in court in northern Greece over the shooting and serious injury of a Roma teenager during a police chase over an allegedly unpaid gas station bill. Monday’s shooting sparked days of violent protests by members of the Roma community in Athens, Greece’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki and other areas. About 200 friends and relatives of the injured youth and other protesters from the Roma community gathered outside the courthouse in Thessaloniki on Friday, holding up photos of the 16-year-old and calling for justice. Security was tight, with riot police forming a cordon and the police officer surrounded by dozens of his colleagues as he arrived for questioning.

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