Police conduct raids at Roma settlements

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Police are conducting a large-scale operation in Roma settlements in western Athens as part of a crackdown on crime, according to reports Wednesday.

No more information is currently available. An official statement on the details of the operation is expected later in the day.

Violent protests broke out last month over the fatal police shooting of a Roma teenager after he allegedly filled his vehicle at a fuel station and drove off without paying.

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