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Explosion outside a Eurobank branch in Athens

10 December 2014 / 11:12:49  GRReporter
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Early this morning the Greek police dismantled a makeshift bomb that had been placed in a bag and thrown outside the branch of Eurobank in the northern Athens suburb of Halandri. Unknown persons had called the offices of the online edition and "Editors’ Newspaper" at 5.30 am today to warn that there would be an explosion outside the bank branch on the corner of Konstantinos Paleologos and Agia Paraskevi within 30 minutes. The perpetrators stated on the phone that the explosion was an act of solidarity with Nikos Romanos who has been on hunger strike for 31 days now.
     The police have cut off the entire area to search for traces of the terrorists. The authorities fear about the escalation of violence in the coming hours.

      At the same time, at 5:30 am, a dozen anarchists had attacked a public transport bus with 17 passengers in it. The incident happened at the bus stop near the Athens Polytechnic School on "Patission" Avenue. The hooligans smashed the windows of the bus and started shouting at the passengers, "Get out or we will burn you alive!" The driver calmly opened the doors and the panic-stricken passengers escaped. Then the terrorists threw at least three "Molotov" bombs and burned the bus, again in solidarity with starving Nikos Romanos. The burnt bus had been driven to a depot and the shocked passengers had immediately taken a taxi and left the scene.

Tags: Nikos RomanosHunger strikeTerrorismExplosionEurobankWarning phone callGreek police
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