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Greek Police Suspends 4 Officers for Beating Helpless Refugees on Lesvos

The Greek Police announced on Friday night that they suspended three border guards and one police officer on the island of Lesvos, following the publication of a video, which showed them beating helpless refugees and migrants on the Eastern...

Greek Academics, Politicians Call for Crackdown on Campus Violence

Prominent academics and politicians signed an open letter on Wednesday calling on the Greek government to put an end to the endemic violence in university campuses throughout the country. Paris-based Byzantologist Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler, political historian Thanos Veremis, wrote in their letter...

Petrol Bombs Thrown at SYRIZA Party Offices in Central Athens

A group of reportedly young people wearing hoodies threw petrol bombs at the ruling SYRIZA party offices in Central Athens on Saturday night. Right after midnight local time, the group threw a series of petrol bombs at the stationed unit...

Greek Police Create Special Domestic Violence Department

The Greek Police (ELAS) will be creating a new department to deal with domestic violence issues, according to a recent announcement. The members of the new department will be tasked with the prevention of violence inside the family. They will receive...

At Least Two Injured in Day of Violence in Greece (video)

Saturday was marked by serious disturbances in various locations in Athens and Thessaloniki as anarchists and disruptive football fans clashed with the police. A group of about 40 people threw petrol bombs at the Acropolis Police Station at around 11:40...

Sixty Percent of Female Victims in Cyprus Don't Report Violence

Nearly 60 percent of the women who are victims of violence in Cyprus don't report the incident to anyone, according to the shocking results of a study conducted on the island. The study was the first ever undertaken in...

Student Attacked by Mob at Athens University

An unknown group of assailants attacked and injured two people in the library of the Athens University of Economics and Business in the latest incident of violence on a university campus. According to the University’s Senate, the attack occurred at...

ELAS: Three Different Gangs Committing Armed Robberies of Safety Deposit Boxes in Attica

Violent burglaries in Greece are on the rise over the past few months, according to the Greek Police (ELAS). ELAS' official figures show that there have been an increase in the number of armed robberies around Attica, where groups of...

War of Words as Athens Mayor Calls for Toskas to Resign

For the second time this week, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has called for the resignation of Nikos Toskas, the Citizens' Protection Minister, in light of the vandalism and acts of violence that have taken place throughout the city in recent...