Greek Anarchists Target Austrian Mission in Athens



Members of Greece’s self-proclaimed anarchist group Rouvikonas (Rubicon) carried out a protest outside the residence of the Austrian ambassador in Athens on Sunday.

A group of anarchists riding motorbikes approached the ambassador’s residence and threw flyers at the building in what they said was a response to Vienna’s calls to halt the relocation of refugees among EU member states.

In a post on an anti-establishment website, Rouvikonas also accused the Freedom Party of Austria, which is part of the country’s ruling coalition, of being linked with far-right movements.

Rouvikonas is notorious for actions against foreign embassies and organizations located in Greece.

In the most recent case earlier in May, the group vandalized the office of the U.K. charity Oxfam over a child sex abuse scandal involving some of its staff in Haiti.