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Prosecutor Orders Investigation into Greek Subway Official

January 14, 2021

ATHENS — The office of the Athens public prosecutor ordered a preliminary inquiry on Thursday into the attack of an Athens metro employer by two young men who beat him up severely after he asked them to wear a mask on the train on Wednesday.

The man, a station manager of the transport managing company STASY, was attacked at the platform after getting off a train on the Anthoupoli to Omonia route and is now hospitalized. The brutal attack was recorded by the station cameras.

The Athens prosecutor’s office has called for an investigation into the event and for a search for the two perpetrators.

Stasy condemned the attack on Wednesday and said it would take all measures possible to prevent similar incidents against its employees.

Yesterday, two subway passengers assaulted an Athens stationmaster after he told them they should be wearing masks for the coronavirus pandemic, and Greek authorities vowed to bring the attackers to justice.

The public order ministry said the two young men behaved “like brutes” to the stationmaster, who was hospitalized with severe injuries.

A ministry statement said that apart from hitting the official, the two passengers also spat and swore at him.

Under Greece's COVID-19 restrictions, wearing of masks is obligatory in public transport as well as in all public areas both indoors and outdoors.

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