Photo - To Vima newspaper
"The election process went normally, except for the incident at one polling station", said the Greek Minister of the Interior Antonis Manitakis in his first statement after the vote. He added that the first results will be announced "when enough ballots that have been counted are gathered", without specifying any particular time.
The Minister was referring to the incident, which happened shortly before the end of the voting. Hooded youths broke into a polling station in the neighbourhood of Exarcheia, which is known to be a refuge for anarchist groups and they set the ballot box on fire before the end of the voting.
Police say that at 6.30 pm a group of 10 people who wore helmets and hoods broke into the polling station. They attacked the policemen, who were guarding the room, with big hammers and wooden sticks and injured them. Then they spilled fulminatory liquid on the ballot box and set it on fire. Officers were taken to a hospital.