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Greece: Anarchist group attacks Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki March 4

Suspected anarchist group stages attack at the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki March 4

04 Mar 10:28 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Thessaloniki

Event

Suspected anarchists reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at the Turkish Consulate and clashed with police in Thessaloniki on Monday morning (local time), March 4. Police responded with tear gas to repel the attackers. Further attacks against the Turkish Consulate and other foreign missions are possible in coming weeks. 

Context

Greek anarchist groups have perpetrated several attacks on the Turkish mission in Thessaloniki in recent months and have targeted other state institutions and foreign embassies.

Advice

Individuals in Thessaloniki are advised to monitor for developments to the situation and avoid all gatherings as a precaution. 

 

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