"Police officers' duty is to stand by citizens, with respect to the Constitution and the laws," Citizens' Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis said on Sunday, in response to comments by Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.O.S) president George Karatzaferis and Democratic Alliance head Dora Bakoyannis.
Papoutsis reiterated that "police officers continue efforts against crime and illegal migration, and those who attempt to take advantage in any way of the problems and the citizens' insecurity, especially in the centre of Athens, do not offer good services".