The Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers wrote an open letter to the Troika representatives and warn them that it will ask to issue warrants against them. In the letter addressed to Poul Thomsen (IMF), Klaus Mazouch (ECB) and Servas Derose*(EU), Greek police unionists send the message that they will ask the issue of warrants against the Troika inspectors.
“For two years, the National Federation of Police Officers has warned you about the policies you dictate and require to be implemented with the “pistol to the temple” will tear apart the social cohesion and will kill all hope for the restore of the Greek economy.”
“As legitimate representatives of the Greek police we wanrn you that we will ask the issue of warrants and arrests orders against you for a series of laegislation violations, like extortion, promotion of covered up elimination or reduction of our democratic regime and the national sovereignty, the interference in other essential goods of the Greek people etc”
“We all ask changing of policies and safeguarding the interest of working people and all of us who now live under the poverty line.”
“We warn that we refuse to come against our parents, our brothers, our children, against every citizen protesting and requiring change of policy course.” (Full Letter in Greek here)
Between chat and fun the Police Officers promised a symbollic €1-award to anyone helping with the arrest of the Troika.
On Thursday, members of the Police Officers Federation protested outside the building of the EU and the Hilton Hotel, where the Troika representatives reside when in Athens.
Police officers say that in the last months 25,000 policemen and -women, received wages down to 500 euro, and some of them even zero euro due to reductions that were deducted retrospective.
The Federation calls its members to go on a ‘white strike’ and stop excecuting duties like transporting court documents, safeguarding sports facilities and other ‘obligations’ that have nothing to do with their real duties. (TA NEA)
*Derose has been replaced by Matthias Morse.-