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Greece: Journalist suffers total hearing loss from police brutality

Greek journalist Manolis Kypraios has suffered total hearing loss from injuries sustained while photographing the general strike protests of June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. In his testimony [el] posted on Exandas Documentaries, he says he was fired on with a stun grenade at point blank range by a riot police officer, after identifying himself as a journalist. He was later beaten by mounted police while trying to reach a hospital. Amnesty International has repeatedly urged Greek authorities to refrain from using excessive force during protests.

  • http://jarkeapeliin.blogspot.com/ Heikki Ekman

    It would be better for the Greek themselves and for the rest member countries that Greece would be kicked out from the EU and that the whole EU would go down. We are witnessing right now these days how “democratic” and “open” system this EU is when abusing the people like that and making decisions without asking the people. EU is the dream of the ellite, no more, and modern version of the empire of Charlemagne.
    I wish that the protests spread all around Europe and the EU eventually collapses. Power to the people, not to those inclusive anti-democratic institutions!

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