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Belgian Policeman Kicks Greek Activist (video)

Un-be-lie-va-ble! A Belgian policeman kicked a handcuffed woman activist sitting down. The incident occurred in EU’s capital Brussels and the woman happened to be a Greek. A member of Spanish “indignados” who had joined the protests outside the bankrupt bank DEXIA.  The police brutality was filmed and the video made …

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Athens: Police Beats School Students (videos)

Tension prevailed during the protest of secondary school students in downtown Athens on Monday morning and riot police could not resist from beating the teenager school children with clubs.  The tension started when the police got the order to ‘clean’ the main streets in front of the Greek Parliament. The …

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Athens: Police Fires Tear Gas and Beat “Indignant” Greeks (videos)

Protesters and riot police have been ‘playing’ cat and mouse for several hours at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens. Riot police beats protesters and fires tear gas, while the protesters withdraw and come back. Proto Thema newspaper underlines that the police made ‘extensive use of chemicals’ to prevent the protesters from …

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126 Citizens Filed Law Suit against Greek Police & Ministers for June Incidents

126 citizens together with 150 eye witnesses filed a law suit against the Greek Police and the Minister for Citizens’ Protection, Christos Papoutsis, for the use of violence during the mass protests at Syntagma Square on June 15th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The law suit complains about ‘unprovoked and murderous use violence, …

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Athens: Journalist Completely Deaf After Police Stun Grenade

 Journalist Manolis Kypraios is completely deaf on both ears after a stun grenade exploded right next to him during the incidents of June 15th, 2011. The reporter for economic newspaper Express was covering the protests of “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Square. A policeman fired a stun grenade next to him. …

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“We Are All Greeks”: Spanish Solidarity Video

More than 80 comments are awaiting for moderation,  a full e-mail inbox, phone calls from friends, asking whether is ‘safe’ go to to downtown Athens. Yes, it’s safe, unless some kids play with tear gas and thus in the middle of the summer with rising temperature.  The pictures and footage documenting excessive …

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(Upd) Hand in Hand? Hoodies and Police… (video)

Greece is shocked by the following video, showing so-called “Hoodies” entering the Parliament building in police escort. No, they are not been detained… They are just taken away froom the crowd. The footage was broadcasted also in private television network ALTER while the police spokesman was on live interview. The …

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Athens: Protester seriously injured at anti-austerity rally

A young protester has been transferred to a hospital with serious head injuries, Greek news portals report. The 30-year old student was participating at Wednesday’s protest rally organized by the public and private sector labor unions. The student has been undergoing surgical operation and is in critical conditions. Erlier today, …

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Athens: Tear Gas at Temporary Municipality Workers

Tear gas and sound flares were fired against protesters, temporary workers at the Athens municipality. The incidents started when the protesters climbed the rails of the yard where the municipality council was holding a meeting in the premises of Athens 9,84 FM. The workers even managed to set aside the strong riot …

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Athens: Teachers confronted with police, 8 detentions (video)

Schools teachers were confronted with riot police during the studentsparade on the occasion of the National Day celebrations to commemorate the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The incidents started when teachers tried to break the riot police chain and walk at Amalias Avenue at Syntagma Square …

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Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in …

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Massive Clashes, Extensive Tear Gas (videos)

14:40 Clashes are continuing in the streets oh Athens downtown and police has made extensive use of tear gas. Protesters complain of a ‘ gas chamber’ similar situation. A riot policeman was injured after caught fire form a hurled molotov cocktail bomb. A municipality motorbike was destroyed by fire as well. …

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