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Rouvikonas claims Canadian Embassy attack [Video]

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Anarchist collective Rouvikonas on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Canadian Embassy in Athens, which was set upon earlier in the day by a group of around 10 assailants.

The incident took place at 6.10 a.m. on Sunday morning in the quiet northern suburb of Halandri and saw the attackers smash the embassy's entrance with sledgehammers, as well as splashing red and black paint onto the facade.

A security guard called the police, but the perpetrators had fled before any arrests could be made.

According to Rouvikonas's post on an anarchist website, the attack was carried out in reaction to the activities of a Canadian mining company in northern Greece.

The attack was condemned by the Greek Foreign Ministry, which vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to justice and said that such actions will not affect "the bonds of enduring friendship" between Greece and Canada.

Rouvikonas (Greek for Rubicon) appeared in the summer of 2015 and has conducted numerous similar assaults on perceived targets, which include the embassies of Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia, state and government offices, and foreign companies.

 

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