Athens: Protesters Beat Policeman, Set Uniform Jacket Alight

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Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. According to Greek media reports, mourners had marched to Syntagma Square after having attended the funeral of the retired pharmacist. It looks as if there was also a march by anti-authoritarian protesters.  News portal Zougla.gr reports that some of the protesters attacked the policeman, grabbed his mobile and stripped him off his jacket and they beat him with punches, breaking his nose.

First they hung his mobile and jacket at the tree where Christoulas committed suicide.

Later they took the jacket down and set it on fire.

There are reports, that some protesters helped the policeman get into a car and transferred to a nearby hospital.

Στεφάνια στη μνήμη του Δ.Κωστούλα μπροστά από τη Βουλή μετά την κηδεία το Σάββατο

Protesters outside the parliament after Christoulas funeral

Sources from the Greek Police EL.AS. told Zougla.gr, the policeman was a special guard exiting the metro station.

Other news portals claim that the protesters took also his gun.