Greek police brutally attacks journalists covering rallies in Athens

Greek riot police attacked journalists and photojournalists in Athens on Wednesday and Thursday night.

 

Greek Photojournalists' Union President Mr. Marios Lolos suffered serious head injuries after being repeatedly beaten on the head with batons.

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) condemned the behaviour of the Greek Police who this week brutally attacked journalists covering rallies in Athens, following the suicide of a retired person on Wedensday.

"We call upon once more on the Greek authorities, and in particular the police to let journalists do their work freely" said EFJ President Arne König.

There have been several recent incidents in which journalists suffered excessive police brutality while doing their job.

On Thursday, a reporter with public television said that he had been rough-handled by riot officers during the first protest following the 77-year-old pensioner's suicide.

Private TV station Antenna also said that one of its journalists was hit with a baton on the back of the neck by riot police on the same day.

Read more:

http://europe.ifj.org/en/articles/efj-renews-its-calls-for-respect-...

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_20162_06/04/20...

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