New Democracy, SYRIZA clash over Ecofin protest

New Democracy accused main leftist opposition SYRIZA’s youth wing of “heralding disturbances” by issuing a call for young Greeks to voice their disapproval of the government on Tuesday, when European Union finance ministers will be in Athens for the Ecofin meeting.

Police are likely to tighten security and ban demonstrations in the city center, as they have done when foreign dignitaries have visited in previous months.

“The time has come for us to take to the streets to send a message to the neoliberal EU officials that the days of the overthrow have begun,” said SYRIZA’s youth wing.

New Democracy suggested that it was inciting people to violence.

“Then they claim to be a European party,” added the statement from the conservatives.