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14-year-old boy beaten, injured in another incident of soccer fans violence in Thessaloniki

One more incident of soccer fans violence took place in Thessaloniki and this time the victim was a 14=year-old boy. The teenager escaped the attackers’ rage thanks to the intervention of employees at a hotel nearby. According to a lawsuit filed by the victim’s father, the boy was in the …

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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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Police bans Police bans public gatherings in central Athens, over football violence concerns

Greek Police has banned any public outdoor gathering as of 21:00 on Friday (May 21) to 06:00 on Sunday (May 23) in central Athens, particularly around Omonia Square and Patission and Akadimias Streets, over concerns of football fan violence after a final Greek Cup match. “This particular ban is imposed …

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Protesters clash with police in Nea Smyrni, one policeman seriously injured (videos)

One policeman was seriously injured on the head and another two suffered slight injuries when riot police clashed with angry protesters in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens on Tuesday evening. The rally against police violence started from the  main square and thousands marched to the local police station. According …

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Police officers involved in Nea Smyrni violence must be suspended, says Athens Bar Association

A committee representing Greece’s bar associations issued a public statement on Tuesday calling for the exemplary suspension of all the police officers involved in Sunday’s violence at a public square in the Athens suburb of Nea Smyrni. Relieving the officers of their duties would be “the smallest indication of the …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into police violence against citizen in Thessaloniki (video)

The Public Prosecutor of Thessaloniki ordered investigation by the internal affairs department of Greek Police after riot policemen were filmed to hit a citizen in the face with the elbow and kick him, while they moved with baton against another one. The incident took place in the center of the …

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Amnesty International calls for end of police violence, impunity in Greece

Amnesty International is calling for the end of police violence and officers’ impunity in Greece following the recent excessive use of force or the use of illegal force. In its call the Greek chapter of AI urges people raise their voices and to sign a petition that will be sent …

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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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Domestic violence reports quadrupled during Greece’s lockdown

Domestic violence in Greece sharply increased during the 43 days of lockdown in March and April and victims did not hesitate to call the SOS hotline 15900 to seek help. According to data collected from the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, calls to the SOS hotline quadrupled …

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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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Greece’s hospital doctors protest violence by patients and their relatives

They are upset and scared. And they urgently demand measures to protect them from the  violent attacks by patients and their relatives. Doctors in Greek public hospital feel they are left alone and unprotected. On Tuesday, a gynecologists was beaten by the husband of a pregnant woman at the public …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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League for Human Rights expresses “dismay” over the racists attacks on Lesvos”

The Hellenic League for Human Rights condemns the racist violent attacks against refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos on Sunday.  Expressing its particular concern, the HLHR said in a statement issued on Monday,  the attacks ’cause dismay’, the ‘no arrests of perpetrators pose serious questions and requite further …

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Racist violence creeping up in Greece, RVRN report finds

Attacks by organised groups against migrants, refugees and activists have been creeping up in Greece, the Athens-based Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) said on Wednesday, and it called for zero tolerance towards racist violence. In its 2017 annual report, RVRN said the living conditions of refugees and migrants on Greek …

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