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Greece: Protestors Set Motorcycle Cop On Fire

24
February
2011
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Uniformed Protests
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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You can understand the anger of the people after years of abuse by a government that has driven their country's economy into the gutter. Now that they are trying to get back into a more "normal" financial situation, by reducing salaries, increasing taxes and decreasing pensions, the people are revolting, and they are taking it out on anyone who is closely associated to the "establishment".

And the people in the first line are always the police. Clashes occur, and often the cops are not blameless. But to throw a petrol bomb on a downed motorcycle policeman is criminal. That's as bad as what's happening in Libya.

FYI, the motorcycle cop survived with light burns and is being treated in the hospital.

Greece Police vs Protestors 201102
© AP Photo/ Dimitri Messinis
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A motorcycle policeman hits a demonstrator with his bike as another protestor tries to hit him with a stone during a protest in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. (AP Photo/ Dimitri Messinis)
Greece Police vs Protestors 201102
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A motorcycle policeman burns as his colleague tries to help him after protesters threw a petrol bomb in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. (AP Photo.Dimitri Messinis)
Greece Police vs Protestors 201102
© AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
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A motorcycle policeman tries to remove his helmet as he burns after protesters throw a petrol bomb in Athens, Wednesday, Fe. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. The Motorcycle policeman was later taken to hospital for medical treatment. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece Police vs Protestors 201102
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 motorcycle policeman burns as his colleague, not seen, tries to help him after protesters throw a petrol bomb in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece Police vs Protestors 201102
© AP Photo.Dimitri Messinis
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A motorcycle policeman burns as his colleague, left, tries to help him after protesters threw a petrol bomb in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out Wednesday during a mass rally taking place as part of a general strike. (AP Photo.Dimitri Messinis)


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