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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.

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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