Protests in Greece attract police brutality


Clashes between police and lockdown protesters have spawned reports of police brutality in Greece. Mobile phone footage of one such protest in March 2021 suggested that the police are using drones to surveil the protests, and some of those remanded have complained that they’ve been beaten and subjected to threats and sexual harassment while in custody. Disinfaux Collective has identified an individual caught on video throwing a petrol bomb as “either a police officer of the DRASI unit… or,under its supervision throughout the incident”. Disinfo Collective’s analysis also suggests that the police have leaked drone footage of the protests to Omada Alithias, a group that is known for attacking its political opponents via videos on social media.

Writer: Thodoris Chondrogiannos
Publication: Reporters United
Publication date: 23-03-2021

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