Trial over German consul attack postponed

The trial of three unionists accused of attacking the German consul in Thessaloniki last week was postponed by the northern city’s misdemeanors court on Monday.

The trial of the three – two municipal workers and one teacher – was rescheduled for November 28 due to the non-appearance of three police witnesses.

Last Thursday, a group of about 250 protesters stormed a building where Greek and German local officials were meeting and pelted German Consul Wolfgang Hoelscher-Obermaier with coffee cups and water bottles.

On Monday hundreds of protesters, including several left-wing deputies, gathered outside the tribunal in support of their colleagues.

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