Fans hurled rocks and gasoline bombs at riot police

Updated: April 4, 2005, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Police used tear gas and pepper spray early Monday to disperse rioting volleyball fans who had been barred from greeting their team at the airport.

Authorities reported no injuries or arrests.

Fighting began outside Thessaloniki's Macedonia International Airport after Iraklis Thessaloniki won the Greek Cup final, defeating Olympiakos on the island of Crete on Sunday.

About 500 Iraklis fans hurled rocks and gasoline bombs at riot police after they were prevented from entering the airport arrivals area to meet players returning to the northern Greek city.


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