A group of unidentified assailants launched improvised Molotov cocktails at the New Faliro office building shared by Kathimerini and the Skai television channel in the early hours of Saturday morning. The attack was carried out by a group of 3-5 hooded persons and a total of 5 Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, with two crashing against the outer wall and three landing within the building’s grounds. Νo damages have been reported.
The attack has been condemned by parties and individuals across the Greek political spectrum.
“An attack on the media is an attack on the freedom of speech, a basic tenet of Democracy” said government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni. This sentiment was echoed by the spokesperson of the ruling New Democracy party Tasos Gaitanis who stated that “the attack on Skai is another attempt to intimidate and halt free speech.”
“We unequivocally condemn the attack on the Skai television station. Attacks on any media organization are an attack on the freedom of press” stated the opposition SYRIZA party in its press release on the attack.
The police detained a number of individuals in the area, but it remains unclear if these are related to the attack.