Probe launched into riot police brutality complaint

The Greek Police (ELAS) is investigating police brutality claims in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia, after a video emerged of a man crying out loudly for help while surrounded by several officers in full riot gear.

The circumstances are unclear, as the video was shot in a narrow, unlit street at night, but the voice of a man can clearly be heard shouting for help and claiming his innocence.

A passerby can also be heard shouting at the officers to let the man go, while also calling for an ambulance because the man was apparently having trouble

According to police, riot officers posted on Harilaou Trikoupi Street outside the offices of the PASOK party, which comes under attack frequently by anarchist elements active in the neighborhood, stopped the man for a routine identity check at around 12.30 a.m. in the early hours of Wednesday.

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