Copycats claim bomb ‘message’

A previously unheard-of group calling itself Popular Revolutionary Action (Laiki Epanastatiki Drasi, or LED) sent a letter to the daily Eleftherotypia claiming responsibility for a homemade bomb planted at the offices of an American insurance company on July 11. The bomb was found after a warning call and destroyed by police. The group sent a five-page letter claiming it had placed a bomb at Alico’s offices as «a small but tangible act against American imperialism and its local lackeys.» Aside from the wordiness of the text and its alleged motive, the letter was intended to resemble those November 17 in other ways as well. It was typed on a computer and was sent to the newspaper which was the paper of choice of N17 before its 27-year run ended last year. Each page had a stamp with a red star, similar but different to that of N17, Eleftherotypia said. Echoing N17’s penchant for things French, the letter, which is an ostensible analysis of the American influence in Greece, shows off with its own French, throwing in an «et voila.»

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