Seven years since three people, including one pregnant woman, died during an arson attack by anti-austerity protesters on a central Athens branch of Marfin Bank, Greece’s conservative opposition leader on Friday called for the arrest and punishment of those responsible for the crime.
“It is our obligation to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a tweet that mentioned the names of the three employees who died by asphyxiation in the flaming building: 32-year-old Angeliki Papathanasopoulou, who was pregnant at the time of her death, Paraskevi Zoulia, 35, and Epameinondas Tsakalis, 36.
An Athens court in October acquitted 34-year-old defendant Theodoros Sipsas of all charges related to the attack which took place during an anti-austerity riot.
Η Π. Ζούλια, η Α. Παπαθανασοπούλου & ο Ε. Τσακάλης χάθηκαν πριν απο 7 χρόνια στη #Marfin. Χρέος μας να βρεθούν & να λογοδοτήσουν οι ένοχοι.— Kyriakos Mitsotakis (@kmitsotakis) May 5, 2017