Athens' police officers attack gay couple for holding hands
Two men in Athens have reportedly been attacked by up to ten police officers for holding hands.
George Kounanis and Harry Vassilakis objected to verbal abuse from the officers which reportedly led to the attack, with claims one of the policeman grabbed Mr Kounanis' hand before shoving him against a wall. He was told "this is what real violence is," according to the publication Lifo.
After calling an emergency helpline, the men were then referred to Athens' police headquarters.
Mr Vassilakis expressed his dismay over the incident.
"We feel as if we're in a psychological maze. We feel totally helpless. We feel harassed by those who are supposed to protect us."