Greek government spokesman Yiannis Economou has called for calm regarding the events that erupted after a 16-year-old was seriously injured by a police bullet.
Speaking at the regular weekly press conference, Economou stated that the incident involving 16-year-old Kostas Frangoulis being shot by police in Thessaloniki on December 5 is being investigated by the Greek judiciary, and that actions that disturb public order will not be tolerated.
“I ask for your composure and common sense, and would like to express clearly that no illegal aggressive behavior towards public bodies will be tolerated,” Economou said. He said.
Tight security measures against protests
After Frangoulis was seriously injured, several protest demonstrations took place in Thessaloniki and the capital, Athens. The police took intensive security measures in the area, after protesters set fire to the roadblocks they had set up, and unknown persons burned a tire shop, in the west of the Attica area that includes Athens, yesterday evening.
Driver Kostas Frangoulis, who fled in Thessaloniki, Greece on December 5 by not following a “stop” warning, was seriously injured when police opened fire.
The 16-year-old, who was shot in the head, was treated in the intensive care unit.
According to the statement issued by the Greek Police Service, the police followed the young man after the complaint of the gas station employee, who left without paying for the petrol he had bought.
And it was recorded in the statement that the police tried to stop the young man, who was said to have been driving dangerously to avoid police pursuit and to ignore the warnings, by firing two shots.
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