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  • Greek police fired tear gas against the sick tent

    http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/1.24...s-mot-sjuktalt
    Swedish to English translation

    Greek police fired tear gas against the sick tent
    ATHENS / STOCKHOLM. Here is the physician Barbara Douka and cleans up after the night's police attack on the injured demonstrators. In an hour the tent surrounded by police officers who shot with tear gas, said Douka. - Several doctors went out and pleaded "Please, please stop shooting at us, we have several wounded here. " But the police did not listen to us and continued to fire tear gas, she said.


    The independent physician Barbara Douka, together with some 30 other doctors and nurses were on Syntagma Square in Athens for several days. In a temporary tent, she and her colleagues care for injured demonstrators. Douka Barbara says that on Thursday night against the tent was attacked by the police. - It was a real battle scenes here last night. There is danger to life, she says.


    Appealed to the police
    The medical tent was about 50 injured people. According Douka wanted the police to storm the tent and shot with tear gas, both toward the tent and outside. In one hour, they were surrounded by police. - Several doctors went out and pleaded "Please, please stop shooting at us, we have several injured here." But the police did not listen to us and continued to fire tear gas, said Barbara Douka. Barbara Douka argue that police use tear gas, which contains several forbidden chemicals, and they refuse to account for what the gas contains. After an hour the police went on to open a so-called "safe corridor". All wounded and sick tent personnel could then move about 100 meters to another medical tent as the Red Cross boss over.



    "Far from over '
    At lunchtime it was pretty quiet in Syntagma Square. Some tired and worn-out activists appeared in the square. Barbara Douka was then back at his own sick tent. She says the protest is far from over. - It is not over now. We have been here for 35 days and we can be here for another 35 days if necessary. It remains to be seen how many protestors gathered at Syntagma Square at dusk in Athens tonight.
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