Approach to protests, policing poses a new quandary for government

PoliticsGreek Politics

Following a wave of sit-in protests by anti-establishment groups, Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis has taken the unprecedented step of warning the government via a front page op-ed piece that it has to take a tougher stance on policing.

The opinion piece was published in Ta Nea newspaper and suggested that the government’s lax attitude to sit-ins and protests by anti-establishment groups is not in keeping with leftist ideology and creates serious problems for democracy in Greece.

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