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Policeman probed over ‘SS’ symbol on helmet

A policeman is to undergo an internal investigation for allegedly displaying a symbol similar to the one used by the Nazi’s SS unit on his helmet.

The officer was photographed during a protest by pensioners outside Parliament.

Hundreds of elderly protestors were voicing the opposition to the government’s austerity measures and its pension reforms.

The Greek Police said that it would launch a probe into the officer for «displaying on his service helmet symbols that are not compatible with police behavior.»

According to reports, the officer told his superiors that he had simply written his initials, which are SS, on his helmet and not the Nazi unit’s symbol.