A migrant has threatened to throw a young baby at Greek officers during a clash over plans to move the migrants to a holding centre. Greek commentators have denounced the event as ‘barbaric’.
According to various reports the man grabbed the child from its mother and threatened to throw it at the authorities after they stopped him from smashing up a car.
As onlookers attempt to calm him down the man is seen shaking the child roughly above his head, holding it by the neck and legs, before another migrant is able to snatch the child away and return it to its horrified mother.
The Greek government has released a statement announcing an inquiry into the incident would be launched. It is not clear whether or not the migrant is the baby’s father.