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article imageGreek police seek arrest warrants for Troika representatives

By Katerina Nikolas     Feb 10, 2012 in World
Athens - Troika representatives could possibly face arrest if they enter Greece, as the Greek Police Federation Union has called for arrest warrants for three leading Troika figures. It has also placed a bounty on their heads.
As the Greek debt crisis continues to unfold, Greek police battle against protesters in the center of Athens. The Greek police officers' union has taken the unprecedented step of placing a bounty on the head of leading Troika representatives, showing their contempt by valuing them at just one euro each.
The police union accuses the Troika of "extortion, promoting the elimination of Greece’s democracy and national sovereignty and insulting the country." Bloomberg reported.
According to the Telegraph the police union has dubbed the Troika representatives as the "undertakers of our people's dreams."
The Greek Federation of Police Officers issued a statement saying "For two years, the national federation of police officers has warned you that the policies you dictate and demand to be implemented at gunpoint will explode social cohesion and kill off any hope to restore the Greek economy. We will ask for the immediate issue of arrest warrants."
The union has asked for arrest warrants in the names of Paul Thomsen of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Klaus Masuch of the European Central Bank (ECB), and for former European Commission representative Servaas Deroose.
The Police Federation website has published the letter which says “We warn you that we will demand, as legal representatives of the Greek police according to Greek law, that warrants for your arrest are immediately issued."
Meanwhile Greek members of Parliament are resigning at such a swift speed it is hard to keep track, with at least five resignations within the last hour Athens News reports that at least 20 PASOK MP's are planning to revolt against the new austerity measures package in the parliamentary vote scheduled for Sunday.
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