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Anarchists Strike Greek Journalist’s Home, Government Condemns Attack (Vid)

February 8, 2020

ATHENS – Greek TV and radio journalist Aris Portosale said the outside of his home was spray painted with slogans and fliers tossed by the anarchist group Rouvikonas as he and the New Democracy government assailed the attackers.

Administration spokesman Stelios Petsas said it was a “fascist attack”and in a statement added the incident  “is an attack on everything we want to protect. It is an attack on the freedom of expression. It is an attack on democracy.”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias joined in the condemnation, saying on Twitter that it was “not just an attack against the particular journalist, but an assault on the freedom of speech,” reported by Kathimerini.

The incident was reported by Portosalte on his Twitter account, where he posted photographs of the slogans calling him garbage and pointing to his working for the SKAI radio and TV network that had been criticized by the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA.

“Rouvikonas’ fascist assault squads (carried out) a terrorist raid at the entrance of my apartment block. Democracy in danger,” the journalist tweeted, referring to the anti-establishment group.

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