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Police brutality against protesters; they even use teargas at people on wheelchair (videos)

Riot police was filmed and pictured using extensive violence against protesters in downtown Athens on Thursday evening.Officers were seen brutally beating demonstrators, photo-reporters and journalists and did not hesitate to fire tear gas even against a man on wheelchair. Χημικό των #ΜΑΤ σε ανάπηρο διαδηλωτή. Ασχολίαστο… #ΕΛΑΣ #Αστυνομια #MAT @kmitsotakis …

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Policeman smashes shop’s window in Athens, shouting “I’m crazy!” (video)

Video footage show an riot police officer in full gear running into a shop’s window and smashing the glass with his fist and his club. He throws a baton with what it seems an ‘anarchists’ flag.”. Inside the shop are the terrified staff and customers who shout in fear calling …

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Greek Police: “We didn’t beat a 5-year-old, just suffered from teargas” [sic!]

Greek Police admitted on Monday that it fired teargas in an area where children and families were hanging around in a neighborhood of Galatsi suburb of Athens on Sunday. Following persistent denouncements on social media since Sunday afternoon that a “5-year-old child was beaten by riot police,” the Police was …

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Justice after 9 years for journalist Kypraios who became deaf from police stun grenade

Finally justice after 9 years. A court in Athens ruled in favor of Emmanuel Kypraios, a journalist who became deaf in both ears after riot police threw a stun grenade at him during an anti-austerity protest in June 2011. “A great victory for democracy, the citizens, the (struggling) press and …

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Riot police fires tear gas at young people hanging out in Athens suburb

Riot police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of young people hanging out at the main square  of Agia Paraskevi suburb of northern Athens late on Tuesday. It was the second night youngsters gathered there in a kind of open party with take-away drinks as bars and cafes are still …

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Riot police withdraws from Lesvos & Chios after raging against locals and cars (videos)

Eight riot police squads departed from the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning after an unprecedented use of violence against people and …parked cars. The squads embarked ferry “Nisos Rodos” at 9 o’ clock in the morning. Loaded were also police buses, machinery and equipment that was transferred to the …

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Chaos on Lesvos: Locals with guns against riot police in military barracks

Chaos on the island of Lesvos with the situation to have escalated almost to civil unrest: Locals armed with guns teared down entrance of military barracks where six riot police squads have sought shelter. The squads are being ordered to spend the night in the barracks after angry locals have …

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Shocking video: Angry locals raid hotel, beat riot policemen on Chios

The already tense situation on the island of Chios went completely out of control on Wednesday when a group of angry locals raided a hotel where riot policemen from Athens are accommodated. They first entered the rooms that were empty and threw away from windows and balconies everything they found …

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Riot police clash with locals over migration centers on the islands (videos)

Extensive clashes erupted overnight on islands of Lesvos and Chios and continue on Tuesday, with local authorities and residents trying to prevent the arrival of riot police, water canons and excavating machines to be used to build new closed migration centers. The forces arrived by ferries chartered by the government. …

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Two people injured as riot police raid Exarchia under the sound of …opera

Surreal atmosphere in Exarchia on Sunday: Riot police has “occupied” the roaring district of Athens. Streets are dead empty. Then a cultivated resident opens a window and the mellow tunes of an aria flow out in the darkness. The music traveled over the heads of riot policemen and the hiding …

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Communist unionists clash with police, raid labor Ministry to protest new Strike Law (videos, picts)

Furious about the new Strike Law, unionists stormed into the building of Labor Ministry in Athens, other protesters tried to overturn police vehicles near the Prime Minister’s office and clashed with police. Riot police fired tear gas in order to hinder the angry unionists from coming too close to the …

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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Athens: Anti-austerity police protesters against riot police VIDEO

Tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out short after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament. Riots policemen and …

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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Golden Dawn trial: Riot police in courtroom to ease tension between supporters and Antifa members

Riot police stepped in the specially designed courtroom in Korydallos Prison in Athens to ease tension between Golden Dawn supporters and anti-authoritarians on Tuesday. Tension between the two groups sparked during the hearing of a witness in the ongoing trial against the Golden Dawn party. The situation went out of …

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Anti-authoritarians clash with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police

Anti-authoritarians clashed with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police in Ambelokipoi district in Athens on Monday morning. According to media reports, the anti-authoritarians attacked a group of GD supporters on their way to attend the Golden Dawn trial where major witnesses are expected to testify about the murder of left-rapper …

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