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Riot Police Against Disabled Greeks on Wheel Chairs Protesting Welfare Cuts by EU/IMF

There must be something rotten in the heads of some people governing this country. On Tuesday morning in Athens, riot police was deployed to avert (riots by?)  hundreds of disabled Greeks on wheel chairs to come close to Prime Minister’s Mansion, the Greek Parliament and the Finance Ministry. The disabled on wheel chairs had gathered …

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Thessaloniki: Riot Police Enters University; First After Lifting “Uni Asylum”

For the first time after the lifting of the “university asylum”, riot police entered the premises of the university of Thessaloniki on Thursday. Greek media report that a group of 50 people wearing hoods stormed the yard of the Aristoteleio University where a concert was taking place. Two riot police squads …

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Athens: Riot Police Kicks even Famous Riot Dog ‘Loukanikos’

After the ugly scenes of riot police beating civilians and photo-reporters and throwing tear-gas at the Metro entrance during the Wednesday protests in Athens, a picture this morning adds the icing on the top of police violence. A riot policeman kicks even a harmless animal … the world famous riot dog Loukanikos! …

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Athens Riot Police Beats Photo-Reporters (pcts, video)

With unprecedented zeal Greek riot police beat and harassed Greek and foreign photo-reporters covering  the incidents during the general strike protests. The photo-reporters were easy to be identified through their television and cameras and had their press ID. Greek reporter Tatiana Bolari gets punched by a policeman Speaking to private MEGA …

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Guest Post: Greek Police Needs New Anti-Riot Strategy

The severe criticism against the Greek police EL. AS. and the behaviour of riot police does not ease up. Grave accusations against the Greek police are also raised by prosecutors and lawyers, who argue that ” the violent attacks by riot police, on the one hand put in danger the life demonstrators, while the other …

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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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Keratea: There is a war going on 50 km SE of Athens… (videos)

 In Ovriokastro village church bells rang, and sirens and megaphones called the residents to rush to the road blocks on the outskirts of the town. “We are getting attacked!” the voice was warning through the megaphones, while the shrilling sound of municipality sirens was sending waves of goosebumps to men …

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Athens: Animal Rights Activists throw paint at Fur Fair visitors

Greek Animal rights activists threw red paint at two women who wanted to visit the 1st International Fur Fair at Anthousa ExpoAthens. They also chanted “Murders!” to other visitors entering the premises.   The Activists had taken post with banners saying “Freedom to Those in Cages” and black flags since the morning …

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Syros: Stones, Teargas and Chairs fly as students attempt to speak to the Greek PM (videos)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air and clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as Highschool and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech  -just  50 meters away. The clash …

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