Greece: Clashes Break Out At A Protest Against Police Brutality In Athens

Others/World   |   26 March 2021 5:53 AM GMT
Editor : Prateek Gautam | Creatives : Anukriti Ganesh
Police and youths clashed as people gathered to protest against police brutality after a video showed a police officer beating a man with a baton.

About 5,000 people took to the streets of Athens on March 9 in Nea Smyrni. Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at police.

Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters. One of the police officers got seriously injured in the violence.

Opposition politicians and others have condemned the violence.

"The country has a government that has totally lost control of the pandemic, and the only thing it knows how to do, according to the plan, is to use a heavy hand," said the former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the leftwing Syriza party.

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