Clashes add to political tension over division, police violence

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greece revealed its worst Covid-19 data so far this year on Tuesday but that was overshadowed by the clashes that broke out in the Nea Smyrni neighbourhood of Athens following a protest against police violence.

The demonstration was organised in the wake of heavy-handed behaviour by the police on Sunday, when officers were filmed beating a man who appeared to be questioning why they were fining and ushering away families who had gathered in Nea Smyrni square.

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