shocking images: the sweep operation in Athens continues on August 9, 2012


the images remind of other times….

Greek police released this video of todays sweep operation in the early morning hours at Larissis Railway Station in Athens:

In a press release of August 10 the police summed up that amongst others within the frame of the operation “Xenios Zeus”:

– 6.690 migrants were arrested
– 1.555 were detained because they were lacking legal residence papers
– 52 private houses were searched

and by the economic police:

– 103 shops were controlled
– 23 brothels were controlled, 48 persons were arrested and 22 were ordered administrative deportation
– Another 172 street sex workers were arrested

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