Police and protests at centre of political leaders' debate

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

The recent arguments over police brutality and street violence were aired in Parliament on Friday as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to hit back at allegations that his government is allowing officers to act with impunity by proposing a range of measures to monitor and improve their behaviour.

During a leaders’ debate on the recent incidents in the Nea Smyrni neighbourhood of Athens, Mitsotakis proposed that all policemen be fitted with bodycams, although he admitted that this might meet with resistance from the Data Protection Authority. He ...

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