Thursday, 29 April 2010

Two Greek embassies attacked

GREEK embassies have come under attack in international solidarity actions supporting a jailed anarchist.

Reports the Latin American Herald Tribune: "Four people were injured and five others arrested in a clash between police and a group of protesters who threw stones and fire bombs at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentine police said.

"The protesters are members of an anarchist group that is demanding the release of Giannis Dimitrakis, a Greek anarchist sentenced to 35 years in prison for a 2006 attack on a bank in Athens.

"Three police officers and one of the detained protesters were hospitalized for treatment of wounds sustained in the disturbance.

"The clash started when demonstrators tried to set fire Tuesday to the door of the embassy, which is located in the La Recoleta district."

Meanwhile, Earth Times reports an attack on the Greek embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.

It says: "Unknown perpetrators hurled a flammable substance in the garden of the Greek embassy in Prague early Thursday, likely to protest the jailing of an anarchist in Greece, officials and an embassy source said.

"The resulting fire consumed a bush and damaged the embassy's entrance door, said Pavlina Adamcova, a spokeswoman for the city's firefighters.

"Police said the embassy was empty during the attack, which took place shortly after midnight and caused damage amounting to 20,000 koruny (1,036 dollars)."

It adds that the protesters sprayed the anarchist A and the name Giannis on the building's wall.