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Koufodinas’ Supporters Vandalize New Democracy Offices

May 16, 2019

ATHENS – Continuing seemingly unstoppable assaults on buildings in support of a furlough for jailed terrorist assassin Dimitris Koufodinas, a group of people smashed windows of an office of the major opposition New Democracy, a day after anarchists clashed with riot police in the Greek capital’s downtown.

The attack came in the southern Athenian suburb of Ano Glyfada the night of May 15 following a spree of similar incidents demanding a vacation from jail – which would be his seventh – for Koufodinas, who has been on a hunger strike since May 2 to protest the rejection of his request for a few days off although serving multiple life sentences.

He had already been transferred from Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison to a low-security work farm near the eastern central seacoast city of Volos. He was one of the heads of the disbanded Nov. 17 terrorist group that killed 23 people, including five Americans attached to the US Embassy over the years.

Broadcaster SKAI reported that the assailants sprayed slogans in support of Koufodinas. The same offices were hit the night of May 14 as his backers, led by the notorious group Rouvikonas, have been on a rampage, including spraying the walls of the home of US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt with paint.

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