NEWS

More anti-establishment action in Athens

Friends and family members of jailed terrorist suspects and convicts currently on hunger strike, staged a protest outside Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square on Thursday. Raising a banner in front of the monument of the Unknown Soldier, a popular tourist spot, the protesters called for “victory” for the prisoners.

Also on Thursday, a group of hooded youths set fire to two garbage bins outside the Athens University of Economics and Business on Patission Street. Police forces did not intervene and the youths later abandoned the scene.

A day earlier, a group of anti-establishment protesters entered the courtyard area of Parliament demanding the release of jailed suspects and convicted terrorists, included Savvas Xeros, who is serving multiple life terms for his involvement in disbanded terrorist group November 17 and has several health issues.

Following Wednesday’s protest, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis, State Minister Alekos Flambouraris and Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis, discussed the possibility of putting the Citizens’ Protection Ministry under the auspices of the Justice Ministry.