Protesters arrested at rally on Tuesday face prosecutor
A total of 24 Greeks arrested during Tuesday’s anti-austerity rally in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Wednesday on a string of charges including disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, causing grievous bodily harm and illegal weapons’ possesion.
A 56-year-old American national who paraded naked in front of Parliament after yesterday’s rally was cleared of charges of lewd behavior but received a four-month suspended jail term for being in the country illegally.
The man, a New Yorker who had been residing in northern Athens, reportedly claimed to have been suffering from psychological problems.
A second man who ran naked through Syntagma Square appears to have eluded arrest.