A group of Greeks whom have migrated from Nigeria rioted over a 20-year old Nigerian man’s death. This occurred in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece during the third weekend of August. The man was selling pirated DVD’s, who felt like he was being chased by the police, so he jumped out of a window and died. The police officers called in the heavily armed police officers who threw tear gas at the group of rioters to push back the group of rioters to a manageable state.
The rioters showed up at the police station throwing stones and holding up a picture of the dead man. This first took place on Sunday when another group of rioters threw stones and chairs at police officers outside. The Greek Prefect Panayiotis Psomiadisis quoted saying,"The tragic death of the young man from Nigeria reminds us all of the difficult days we Greeks experienced a few decades ago when we emigrated to make a living."
This man’s story is he’s being chased by the police. What is the police’s side of the story? One of our sides of our argument is that the police should have acted more calmly. They should have approached him using the question and answer method. Yet I do believe the Nigerians handled this situation not as well as they could have. But the police are always trying to cover up after themselves which they probably did here.
The other side of this story is that the police did the right thing. The police would never lie to the public just to cover up someone who jumped off a building on his own account. We also know that the police said there were no police officers at the cafe at the time of the incident. This basically summarizes this Blurb event!
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