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Home of Afghan pupil attacked with stones

TAGS: Crime, Migration

Unknown assailants have attacked the home of the family of the 11-year-old Afghan boy who had not been allowed by his school in the Athens suburb of Dafni to carry the Greek flag during the October 28 parade.

According to police, the assailants threw stones at the boy’s home at dawn on Friday

Amir, a refugee and a fifth-year primary school pupil, had been selected to carry the Greek flag during the parade to commemorate the 1940 anniversary of Greece’s refusal to ally with the Axis powers in World War II, known as "Ochi Day." 

He was picked by lot under new rules introduced by the leftist-led government earlier this year that scrapped selection on the basis of academic performance.

However, he was not allowed to carry the flag and eventually paraded holding the school’s sign.

 

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