UPDATE: The President of Greek Photo-Reporters Union, Marios Lolos is set to undergo brain surgery due to injury he suffered after beaten by riot police. According to the Photo Union, Marios Lolos was submitted to the hospital with “with traumatic brain injury caused by baton (fractured skull-impressed), injury which requires surgical intervention!” The PhotoUnion asks for the support of foreign associations and other bodies.
For second consequent day riot police attacked journalists and photo-reporters covering the protest outside the Greek parliament. Riot police was adamant in not allowing anyone coming close to the Greek Parliament and started to push, kick and punches protesters, even journalists and photo reporters covering the second commemoration day for retired pharmacist Dimitris Christoulas who committed suicide on Wednesday morning.
Video: Tension, Camera Goes Out…
Among the injured journalists is Marios Lolos, president of Greek Photo-Reporters Association who was hit on the head by a riot policeman, STAR TV reporter Panagiotis Bousios and journalist Makis Synodinos from Naftemporiki newspaper.
Before the was taken to the hospital, Lolos said that the police were pushing them from the back when he got hit on the head. Further he said that he had a nab feeling at the leg and that he intended to file a complaint.
Late in the evening Greek Police said to launch an internal investigation about the Lolos injury, the violent behaviour and the beaten of members of the press.
Video: Protesters, Riot Police
On Wednesday evening, a TV reporter was injured and hospitalized after she got hit by a policeman on the neck.