Lawyers in Thessaloniki will abstain from their duties in the city’s courts on Monday, July 9th 2018, to protest an assault incident by a policeman against one of their colleagues. The incident took place on June 29. A policeman reportedly grabbed a female lawyer from the arm and dragged her outside the courtroom.
The lawyer was attending a trial of another colleague, who is also her husband.
The Thessaloniki Bar Association reportedly filed a lawsuit against the police officer on the same day.
In a statement calling for the strike, the Bar Association spoke of “unprovoked attack and heavy-handed conduct.”