The Battle for Athens. The day after.


When I got back from Athens the first thing I did was take a shower to wash away the stench of tear gas, Maalox and fear that had hung around me since the morning. Although I have seen my fair share of violent clashes here in Greece, including the uprising in December 2008, nothing had prepared me for the sheer level of savagery shown by the Athens riot police.

5890126781 e08dc4ba64 The Battle for Athens. The day after.

More than once I saw them act like wild animals, pouncing upon anyone foolish enough to stop to plead or remonstrate with them