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Anti-Austerity Protests: Italian Police Club Unarmed Demonstrator

By Umberto Bacchi:

November 14, 2012 5:25 PM GMT

Italian newspaper La Repubblica posted a video showing a riot policeman hitting a protester in the face with a billy club while the man is lying unarmed on the floor, during the anti-austerity protests Rome.

The protester is being dragged away by two other policemen when a third security officer comes up and hits him violently several times in the face. One of his colleagues seems to try to stop the policeman's blind fury.

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The policeman's violence triggered widespread outrage and indignation on social media

The incident happened during the clashes between police and anti-austerity demonstrators on the Tiber river banks.

Protesters threw stones and bottles to security forces that fired back with

Added: Nov-15-2012 Occurred On: Nov-15-2012
By: gemini
Regional News
Tags: protests
Location: Italy (load item map)
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