Boutaris: Fascists must be identified and isolated

TAGS: Justice

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has urged authorities to find the instigators behind the “footmen” carrying out attacks like that on him last Saturday by far-right extremists during a public ceremony.

“We all have a collective and individual obligation” not to allow the country to turn into a “jungle,” he said in a statement Thursday, adding that the plight of the people is being exploited by violent groups.

“Their plan is to promote a very specific political, operational and communication model. That of fascism,” he said, adding that “we must name the organizers and instigators of these fascist plans and isolate them.”