Thursday, September 16, 2010

Riot police go into action - Thessaloniki, Greece

It seems that virtually every single demonstration, march or protest is accompanied by at least three platoons of fully armed riot police. Even the conservative press have been talking about Thessaloniki resembling an "city under siege" and "an armed camp". While there are situations when passionate protest can spill over into violence the use of riot police at every single public gathering is hardly compatible with modern democratic instituitions.

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