Nineteen lawyers from Mytilini, the capital of Lesvos, have filed a lawsuit against “all bearing criminal responsibility” detailing acts of violence and egregious violation of police regulations during their operations on the island.
The opposition’s policy is to seep into the fissures that government policy creates in society.
While police struggle to put an end to the situation in which Exarcheia has become an impassable area for many, one saw an anti-authority group causing mayhem in a Marousi shopping centre.
There are diametrically opposed accounts of Greek Police on the one hand and on the other of the family whose home is next door to the occupied building that police were sent to evacuate.
Police attempted to get the consent of a family who were neighbours to enter their home and when they did not receive it they went berserk –infringing on and offending the asylum of the home and citizens’ rights.
A dramatic video aired on Open Channel showed Indares on his knees shouting at the riot police asking why he had his hands tied and that they were acting worse than anarchists.
Greek Police marred its own work and its operational prowess, albeit with isolated actions of certain policemen.
A left-wing government ordered that a crowd including families, women and children be teargased in order to break up a peaceful demonstration.
Instead of issuing statements to justify police violence, the government should apologise to the demonstrators who gathered in Syntagma Square for a peaceful protest.
When SYRIZA in the opposition, a prominent cadre declared that when the party comes to power there will be no reason to have riot police, as citizens would have no reason to protest.