Ban order placed on Syntagma march by Greek army reservists

Army reservists, who earlier this week called for the government to resign, have been banned from protesting in Syntagma Square on Saturday.

The police issued a banning order for reasons of “public order and safety.”

A statement issued by the Association of Special Forces Reservists (KEED) on Wednesday called for the government to be replaced by a caretaker administration that would suspend any commitments Greece had under its bailout terms.

The tone of the statement suggested a direct intervention in the democratic process and prompted an emergency meeting of ministry and judicial officials but KEED issued a statement on Thursday denying that it had any intention of encouraging a coup.