Thessaloniki lawyers call strike over alleged police brutality


Lawyers in Thessaloniki will be abstaining from all court appearances today in protest at an alleged assault by a police officer against a colleague.

Lawyers in the northern port city claim that during a trial on July 29, a police officer grabbed a female lawyer by the arm and dragged her across the courtroom.

In a statement announcing the strike, the association accused the law enforcement officer of an “unprovoked attack and heavy-handed conduct.”