A policeman of the “DIAS” motorcycle police ran over a 6-year old roma girl in the area of Menidi in NE Athens. According to eye-witnesses, the six-year old girl was run over as she was on the streets, where she was signing the carols with other children (in Greece, children sing carols on the eve of the Epiphany day, Jan 6). The eye-witnesses also claim the policeman dragged the girl along for 150 meters and did not stop to offer any help.
The policeman who killed the girl is at the nearby police station of Nea Ionia, yet his status is yet unclear. Around 100 people gathered at the spot of the assassination and attacked the riot police once the news of the girl’s death broke out.
UPDATE, 17.10 GMT+2. Mainstream media report that the policeman who assassinated the 6-year old girl has been arrested and will appear before the prosecutor general tonight. Meanwhile, police have apparently retreated from the Menidi area in a bid to calm the situation down.