Can you imagine you sit in a tourists district of Athens, 1,5 km away from rioting and clashing Syntagma Square, and a police squad on motorbikes drives on a pedestrians street on high speed? And while you looked at them stunned and with open mouth, they even drop a flash grenade? And thus, for absolutely no reason??? This happened on Wednesday afternoon in famous tourist district Monastiraki, as shown in this unbelievable video footage.
The area is full with Greeks and tourists sitting and enjoying lunch. A turmoil comes up, nobody knows what and why… Suddenly panic. Several police motorbikes with policemen in full uniform start ‘parading’. People stand up form their chairs, step aside and stun in shock.
Some Greeks shout “Junta” and “Fascists” and some “French” expressions.
Before anyone dares to react, a poiliceman throws a flash grenade. Some people shout in fear, are horrified.
The video is really creepy and there is not explanation as to why the police had to pass through this area and spread terror and panic.
Is this tourism promotion?
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