A scene indecent for a European country took place in downtown Athens early in the morning. At around 9:30 am, a man probably originating from North Africa was seen running naked along the central Akadimias Avenue. His mouth was bloody and around ten people, identified by witnesses as drug addicts, were chasing him.
On the corner of Akadimias Avenue and Voukourestiou Street, the man fell to the ground, exhausted from the pursuit. The drug addicts who were chasing him dispersed immediately, according to eyewitnesses.
"I called the police immediately. They came after about 15 minutes, with an ambulance. Besides being shocking, such cases are beneficial for the extreme right groups," the lawyer, who provided the newspaper with the picture of the victim fallen on the ground after the pursuit, said for To Vima.
The reason for this unprecedented public lynching is not yet clear. The victim is expected to clarify the circumstances to the police.
At the same time, there have been new revelations about the gang of "robbers with Kalashnikov guns", which the police have disbanded and which had been robbing banks and participating in skirmishes with police for months. The investigation has made it clear that gang members protested against crimes committed by foreigners on the one hand and minutes later, they organized robberies with guns and explosives.
Some members of the gang from the city of Kavala with affinity with extreme organizations and their activities were leading figures in protests against foreigners, defining them as a "threat to the city." However, these same people had an arsenal of different cutting-edge weapons, with which they had often transgressed the law, killing anyone who stood in the way of their plans.
Senior police officers said for the edition, "We were surprised to find out that some of those captured for the robbery two days ago had participated in the silent protest, which took place in front of the police station in Kavala on 1 June. They lit candles in protest also for the Greeks who had become victims of attacks by foreigners, as they themselves had said. In their words, they wanted "to remind the police of the oath they had taken to protect the Greek citizens and to honour all Greek citizens, who were killed by illegal immigrants." Furthermore, they wanted the deportation of illegal immigrants. Several days later, we found out that some of them, who had accused us of tolerance to illegal immigrants, had fired at us during robberies."
Significant is the fact that a few days ago and specifically on 18 June, the protesters tried to rob two banks: in the villages of Rodolivos in Serres and Keramoti in Kavala. In both cases, they shot against the police officers who tried to stop them and opened fire at the local police station.
The accused persons in this case appeared before the district prosecutor's office in Kavala on Tuesday. According to sources from recorded telephone conversations that are part of the pre-trial case, it becomes clear that some of them are associated with extreme right groups.
It is worth noting that Golden Dawn is preparing to file a lawsuit against the accusations that the specific individuals are related to the organization.