Busts of eminent figures of the arts, letters and politics are being removed from public areas in the Greek capital by municipal authorities to safe places for the simple reason that no one can protect them from vandals and thieves.
Trolley buses are being rerouted during the evening hours over fears that they will be attacked by self-styled anarchists.
The downtown district of Exarchia is a no-go zone for the police and a stage of conflict between criminal gangs.
Unsolved murders keep piling up, as do questions regarding why this is the case.
Migrants and refugees – stranded in Greece after the northern Greek border was shut down – take over pockets of the country with impunity.
Is Greece a free-for-all and Athens a defenseless city?
All sense of law and order has been lost, and anyone who thinks that such phenomena can be dealt with in a laid-back manner is seriously mistaken.