February 3, 2023

Athens News

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Scenes of violence in Thessaloniki: "I’m in pain, I can’t breathe"

Riots in ΑΠΘ in Thessaloniki, eight people in the hospital.

As a result of the incidents at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, eight protesters ended up in the hospital. An impartial video captured a bloodied student being dragged by law enforcement officers, and he screams in pain: “I’m in pain, I can’t breathe!”

Six people, writes thesstoday.gr, taken to the General Hospital of Hippocrates for treatment. After clashes yesterday at noon, they were injured. A violent confrontation began after the police were asked what they were doing inside ΑΠΘ.

Clashes began in the building of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, people in hoods threw stones and other objects where work is underway to create a library in the former “Στέκι Βιολογικού”, occupied for the last 34 years.

For a long time the situation remained tense. The entrance to the building is heavily damaged, writes newsbeast.

The message of the Thessaloniki Police Headquarters states:

“Today at noon (May 10, 2022), while the police were taking measures to protect construction work on the first floor of the School of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a group of people with covered faces attacked the policemen with stones and other objects. To prevent further escalation, the police forces used appropriate means and methods. Two people have been detained. The Thessaloniki Security Directorate is conducting a preliminary investigation.”

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