Police operation sends signal

The arrest Tuesday of three youths who attempted to set fire to a municipal police car was a double coup for the Greek police. The successful police operation came at a crucial time, as the image of the force has been marred by the unchecked activity of extremist groups. The effectiveness of the police officers involved in the operation sends a strong message to other extremist elements. It should be noted also that the police officers handled the case within the framework of respect for human rights and laws in force. But praise for the clampdown should not lead to relaxation. The struggle for public safety is a perpetual one. Politicians however should be alarmed by the fact that two of the suspects are university students, which shows that self-styled anarchists do not always belong to social and economic fringe groups.

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