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Police order probe into injury of photojournalist outside university

The Greek Police said on Friday that they have ordered an urgent investigation into reports that police officers injured a photojournalist during clashes in central Athens on Thursday that broke out amid rising tension ahead of the November 17 anniversary of a student uprising repressed by the military.

According to witness accounts posted on social media on Thursday evening, the reporter was injured during an attempt by students to open the entrance to the National Technical University of Athens (formerly the Polytechnic) on Stournari Street in the central district of Exarchia.

A large police presence had been dispatched to Exarchia on Thursday evening and there were reports of some officers using violence to push back students