(September 23rd, Exarhia) Gathering, demo and attack on Exarhia police
(October 7th, Pedion tou Areos) Demo towards GADA [Athens police HQ],
attack on riot cop units on Harilaou Trikoupi street and clashes in
On September 16th 2017, a day of protests in memory of Pavlos Fyssas who
was murdered by neonazis of the Golden Dawn, 16 year-old Kostas B. was
arrested during the clashes in Exarhia.
The 16year-old was tortured before he was even transferred to GADA
(athens police hq). The oppressive brutality however did not stop there.
The result was him being beaten even worse within this frame of torture.
Specifically, Kostas B. was tortured in duration and systematically
after his arrest while he was handcuffed behind his back. While he was
cuffed on the ground almost unconscious by the continuous blows by the
riot cop unit that arrested him on the corner of Harilaou Trikoupi and
Valtetsiou street, cops stamped on his hands trying to break his fingers
and kicked him in the head until he eventually passed out.
According to confirmed reports, he was unconscious while being
transferred to GADA but before they took him to the cells he regained
consciousness inside the cop car and was injured by another passing car
in his attempt to escape.
This resulted in him being immediately transferred to KAT hospital and
be put in intensive care. In order for his organism to recover from the
ferocity of the blows and because of the multiple fractures, he was put
into an induced comma for a few days. Of course the effort to cover-up
such an incident by the government apparatus is not at all accidental,
since they feared the reactions that could arise from a “new
Grigoropoulos”, they acted immediately. As it became known, the minister
of Public Order Nikos Toskas, went to the hospital within an hour. This
tactic continues till today with the persistence to not publicizing
material from Alexandras avenue and the withholding of the forensic