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Greek police union calls for arrest of Troika officials

Officers have accused the officials of extortion and reducing national sovereignty.

Image: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP/Press Association Images

A GREEK POLICE union is calling for the arrest of Troika officials from the EU and IMF over the country’s bailouts.

In a letter posted to its website, the Greek Federation of Police Officers criticised the officials of extortion and the reduction of national sovereignty.

They also call for the introduction of policies to protect workers and those living on the brink of poverty.

The letter – which is addressed to officials from the European Commission, IMF and ECB – notes that officers need to be issued a statutory order before they can undertake any such arrests.

Protests against further austerity measures became violent last week over Greece’s second bailout deal and a number of ministers have resigned over the agreement.

The Greek cabinet has warned MPs that any refusal to back a new raft of austerity measures could force the country to default. The state needs the money to make a bond payment due next month.

Greek government warns rebel MPs of “dangerous path” to default >

‘Memorandum macht frei’: how one Greek paper views the second bailout >

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