Two arrested for vandalizing minister’s office


Two men were arrested for vandalizing the Athens office of Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis on Friday. 

The suspects were among a group of self-styled anarchists who spray-painted slogans on the walls and scattered fliers in what appeared to be a protest at the government’s migration policy.

They appeared before a prosecutor on Saturday to face charges of participation in a criminal organization, damaging foreign property and refusing to submit to fingerprinting.

A previously unknown group calling itself Masovka Anarchist Collective claimed responsibility for the vandalism in a post on an anarchist website.

The same group is linked to several other acts of vandalism, including damage to a store selling military apparel in February 2020, a supermarket in May 2020, and the Ilion Town Hall in November 2020.