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Greece: Another victim of police brutality

Categories: Western Europe, Greece, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights

Greek journalist and blogger Modestos Siotos on Protagon recounts being roughly accosted by police [1] [el] when he tried to defend an immigrant they were beating. “Be more careful with your democratic sensitivities next time, you fake revolutionary rich kid!” they said, and threatened him with arrest for obstruction. Amnesty International has noted in their annual report [2] that excessive use of force by police is a persistent problem in Greece.