Ticket inspection death prompts protest in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have temporarily suspended a trolley bus service in western Athens ahead of a planned protest over the death of a youth during a ticket inspection.

Police said the Peristeri service was expected to resume later Friday.

Left-wing groups and friends of the dead teenager were planning a protest march in Peristeri ahead of the funeral later Friday.

The 19-year-old man was killed when the trolley bus doors unexpectedly opened and he fell out, following an altercation with an inspector because he had not canceled his ticket. The circumstances of Tuesday night's incident are being investigated.

Greece's main opposition party, the Syriza Radical Left Coalition, linked the death with the economic crisis, saying the victim was unemployed and could not afford the 1.20-euro ($1.60) fare.