Journalist attacked by racist thugs in western Athens

The ESIEA journalists’ union said on Tuesday that Ethnos reporter Dionysia Lagiou was brutally beaten in Peristeri, western Athens, where she had covered a number of racist attacks and the mistreatment of migrants by local businesses.

According to ESIEA, the journalist was dragged into a house by her assailants, who hit her repeatedly and attempted to choke her.

ESIEA said the “gang of thugs” is known to police in the area as it has carried out attacks on migrants.

The union called on the Public Order Ministry to ensure that Lagiou’s attackers are arrested.