A 55-year-old man was hospitalized with symptoms of a heart attack following the arrest of both his son and himself at the Kolonos police station in Athens on Tuesday.
According to the police, his son was arrested after pelting police officers with stones and taken to Kolonos police station for questioning. Police there ordered his transfer to the Attica police headquarters for reasons of jurisdiction.
While he had left the Kolonos station, his father, his 22-year old sister and two more people offering their support arrived at the same station. Police ordered their arrest after verbal confrontations. While he was being handcuffed, the older man said he felt unwell and he was transported to Evangelismos hospital, where he is under guard.
His daughter and other two people were also taken to police headquarters for questioning.
The event took place in the context of incidents that erupted in central Athens on Polytechnic Day commemorations, when people tried to march against a police order banning public gatherings amid the pandemic.