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Greece: Vandalism attack on Iranian Embassy in Athens Sep. 17

Anarchist group Rouvikonas commits vandalism attack at the Iranian Embassy in Athens on September 17

17 Sep 09:05 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

On Monday morning (local time), September 17, the Iranian Embassy in Athens was attacked by members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas. The assailants used rocks and paint to vandalize the building. According to a message published online, the group was responding to the execution of three Kurdish political prisoners by the Iranian regime on September 8.

Context

Rouvikonas is a Greek anarchist group created in 2013 and known for having perpetrated dozens of attacks on state institutions, foreign embassies, and other targets. They often use paint or leaflets, occasionally vandalize the building, and post a video of their attack on social media.

Advice

Individuals in Greece are advised to avoid all gatherings as a precaution and avoid discussing sensitive political topics in public.

 

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