Keeping the memory alive

COMMENT

Thursday marked six years since the firebomb attack on a branch of Marfin Bank in central Athens that killed three people, including a pregnant woman. The three employees were killed as a result of a blind act of violence that was supposedly aimed against the so-called establishment.

In some ways, the victims of the arson attack on May 5, 2010 have made a huge contribution to the rest of us: They made us all realize how close this nation came to spiraling out of control and into a vicious cycle of violence and civil strife.

That said, we must make sure we keep their memory alive. At the same time, we must make sure that those who are responsible for their deaths finally get the punishment that they deserve.

Meanwhile, outrageous as it may sound, some people out there still refuse to see the incident for what it was: an assassination carried out in broad daylight.

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