PM expresses ‘disgust’ at death of passenger pushed from ferry

PM expresses ‘disgust’ at death of passenger pushed from ferry

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his “disgust and horror at the unimaginable end” of Antonis Karyotis, the 36-year-old man who drowned in Piraeus port after he was pushed back by crew members off a ferry ramp.

“The mind can’t comprehend it, an inconceivable tragedy that no morality can tolerate,” Mitsotakis said, in a social media post.

“Yesterday’s shameful event does not represent the country we want. And I believe that no Greek woman and no Greek man would want to see it as its image in the mirror of reality.”

He said the tragedy sent a shocking message of “a combination of irresponsibility and cynicism, contempt and indifference, that eventually turns into violence. And so suddenly, a young guy from next door goes missing.”

He concluded that “The state will do its duty in memory of Antonis.” 

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