Mitsotakis takes swipe at gov’t after Rouvikonas stunt

Mitsotakis takes swipe at gov’t after Rouvikonas stunt

Greece’s conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reacted to Thursday’s protest by an anti-establishment group on the Acropolis, taking a swipe at the left-led government’s failure to curb a spike in lawless activity in the country.

“The embassies, Parliament, the Council of State, the Pentagon (Ministry of Defense) and other ministries, and now the Acropolis. The march to ‘normality’ continues,” Mitsotakis tweeted.

Anarchist group Rouvikonas raised a banner in front of the Parthenon, on the Acropolis Hill to express support for jailed November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who has been on hunger strike for almost two weeks.

In a picture of the stunt posted by Rouvikonas on an anti-establishment website, three people were shown holding a banner that said, “Greek democracy assassinates hunger striker. Furlough to D. Koufodinas.”

The group said it chose to stage a protest at the site so as “to reach out to the people who have come here as tourists and choose to understand what is happening at this place where they are enjoying themselves, or at least to the people who have not left their judgement at their hotel.”

Koufodinas started a hunger strike on May 30 because authorities refused to give him a leave of absence from prison. He was transferred to an Athens hospital last week.

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