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Eight of nine ERT protesters arrested on Hymettus released

Eight of the nine people arrested on Mount Hymettus late on Monday during a protest about the closure of public broadcaster ERT were released from custody on Tuesday but are to face trial in January next year for a range of offenses that include causing damage, resisting arrest and endangering air travel.

About 80 people had gathered on the mountain, where a number of broadcast aerials are located, to protest the government’s decision to close down the national broadcaster in June.

Some of the protesters allegedly tried to switch the transmitter back on.

One of the protesters remained in custody to face a magistrate over the charge of attempting to eavesdrop on a telephone conversation.