Two arrested for vandalizing minister’s office

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.

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