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Government spokesman calls for condemnation of violence after brother’s home firebombed

Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou has called on all parties to condemn political violence after his brother’s house was firebombed late on Saturday.

Police said that assailants broke a window at the entrance to Giorgos Kedikoglou’s house and threw Molotov cocktails into the building, located in the Athens neighborhood of Strefi’s Hill. Kedikoglou, his wife and this three-year-old child were in the house. Nobody was injured.

This was the latest incendiary attack over the last few days, including attacks on the homes of five journalists and four political offices.

Simos Kedikoglou has clashed with SYRIZA over the past few days over accusations that the leftists are not doing enough to condemn politically related violence.

“The whole of the political world must condemn unreservedly and without exceptions the attempt to spread violence in our society,” said the government spokesman in a statement on Sunday. “Democracy cannot be terrorized.”

SYRIZA has accused the government of trying to create a “civil war-type climate” by accusing the leftists of being linked to such attacks in order to draw the public’s attention from austerity measures and the Lagarde list scandal.