Police were firing tear gas canisters into groups of peaceful protesters with no regard for their safety.
The district attorney for Athens has now said they will investigate the claims after pressure has been applied by a number of groups who participated in the protests against the new austerity measures.
At times the protests were reduced to a farce. Anytime the peaceful protesters were gathering outside the parliament a hail of tear gar canisters would rain down on the square. On 2 separate occasions I saw a crowd of people panicking to get away from the gas which could have easily have left people trampled under foot.
I also saw what looked police throwing tear gas canisters into the metro station. There has to be some guidelines about using tear gas in confined spaces surely