NEWS

Police to probe allegations of violence against journalists at Nov 17 protest

The Greek Police has launched an administrative inquiry into allegations that riot officers used violence against two accredited journalists during clashes that broke out between police and protesters in the downtown Athenian neighborhood of Exarchia on Monday in the aftermath of a large rally marking the November 17, 1973, student uprising against the military dictatorship.

The state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) on Monday night reported that a female photojournalists sustained back injuries and a male reporter was hit in the hand and knee by riot officers during the clashes in Exarchia.

Ten people were arrested in connection with the rally over the course of the day on Monday, with seven of these arrests having taken place in Exarchia.

Five police officers were also injured in the clashes, the AMNA reported.