Greek court orders demolition of Roma homes

Government seeking to take back prime real estate in Athens where community of 300 Roma have lived for four decades.

    A Greek court has ordered the partial demolition of a Roma camp in an expensive suburb of Athens.

    The camp has been home to a community of 300 Roma people for four decades.

    But the court says their properties lack planning permission and the government wants the prime real estate back.

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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