Backing Palestinians, Rouvikonas Anarchists Strike Greek Foreign Ministry

Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)

ATHENS – The rampaging anarchists from Rouvikonas, showing up Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ backing off on support for Palestinians, scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, protesting the deaths of Palestinians killed in clashes with the Israeli Army.

They left a bag containing a Palestinian flag and photographs of people killed in the conflict, said Kathimerini, the latest in scores of assaults on a number of targets, including offices of the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA which had supported the Palestinians before Tsipras instead moved to tighten relations with Israel and gain business and energy deals and investors.

A video of the incident, posted on anti-authoritarian websites, showed people climbing over the gate and leaving the bag in a laneway between buildings.

In a statement accompanying the video, the group said the bag also contained “photographs of the dead from the last episode in the genocide of a people on the occasion of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by another long-time strategic ally of the Greek state, the US”.
The major opposition New Democracy said the “invasion” of the embassy showed that nothing was safe in SYRIZA-ruled Greece.

Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)

“After the Defense Ministry and the embassies, now an invasion of the Foreign Ministry in the heart of Athens! Nothing works in the SYRIZA era. Nothing can be considered safe,” party foreign affairs spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said.

Before taking power in January, 2015, Tsipras had condemned Israel for its actions in Gaza and said its’ “brutality cannot be tolerated,” but, as he did in reneging on anti-austerity promises, he turned on the Palestinians to get cozy with Israel.

Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)
Anarchists from Rouvikonas scaled the gates of the Greek Foreign Ministry in the Capital on Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Vasilis Rebapis)

2 Comments

  1. Israel is a better friend to Greece than many think, our history is intertwined, Jewish Greeks have lived in greece for “Thousands” of years…not just after the expulsions from spain…economically, Militarily, technological advanced society and businesses are what greece needs not being adversaries, learn who your true friends are, Yes the Palestinians our people too, we should love care for them both..not one side or the other but both pieces of this complex puzzle…

    Rubicon moves with impunity because of SYRIZA, and an always Astynomia afraid and that does nothing on its own, needs a politician to direct them daily? Whatever party is in charge the police do what they say, start acting independently, and proactive not reactive, safeguard greece not political parties.

  2. To mend the outrageous behavior against Boutaris, and in reciprocation
    for Israel recognizing the Armenian Holocaust, as well as to mend the
    Greek failure to support Israel in 1947, Greece, Armenia and Cyprus
    should move their embassies to Jerusalem.

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