One day after rioting youths clashed with Greek police in central Athens, damaging vehicles and property, conservative New Democracy attacked the SYRIZA-led government over the incident, urging the responsible ministers to step down.
“Those who can’t cope ought to step down. [Such incidents] cannot be tolerated any further,” said a statement by New Democracy spokesman Nicos Karagounis.
The statement said the authorities had allowed «hooded men to go on a rampage.”
The clashes took place late Tuesday following a demonstration by hundreds of anarchists seeking the abolition of Type C maximum security jails.
Four people were detained.
At least two cars were burnt and one shop front was smashed. Anarchist graffiti was sprayed on the walls around Parliament.