Security increased for anniversary of Fountas death

Security increased for anniversary of Fountas death

Police chiefs in Athens have issued instructions for potential terrorist targets to be guarded more closely Thursday due to fears urban guerrillas or self-styled anarchists could launch attacks to mark the sixth anniversary of Revolutionary Struggle member Lambros Fountas being killed in a shootout with police.

Fountas was shot dead while trying to steal a car in the Athens suburb of Dafni in 2010. Since then there have been firebomb attacks on police precincts in the capital on most anniversaries of the 35-year-old’s death. Last year, the police station in Dafni, near where Fountas was killed, was attacked. Four vehicles were destroyed.

Police chiefs asked for a beefed up presence outside public and government buildings, as well as more patrols at police stations and embassies.

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