Probe launched into officers’ readiness after precinct attack

Probe launched into officers’ readiness after precinct attack

The chief of the Greek police (ELAS) has ordered an administrative investigation into the behavior of the police officers on duty at a downtown Athens police precinct when it came under attack on Monday night.

The probe aimed to explore the officers' response to a violent attack on the Omonia station and a riot van parked nearby by a group of around 50 self-styled anarchists who hurled some 40 home-made petrol bombs, injuring four police officers lightly.

The Union of Athens Police Employees, meanwhile, held a rally outside the precinct on Tuesday to protest the government's response, or lack thereof, to frequent incidents in which police are targeted by self-styled anarchists.

In a post on social media, the unions decried Monday's incident as a “murderous assault,” committed by the “usual” suspects, who are being “coddled” by the government.

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