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Fans hurled rocks and gasoline bombs at riot police

4/4/2005

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.