Five Youths Prosecuted for Burning the Greek Flag in Nafplio



andriantas-kapodistria-4The Nafplio Police Department on Tuesday arrested five young people who burned the Greek flag after taking it down from its pole.

The five perpetrators — a 21-year-old Greek man, a 19-year-old Greek woman, two 21-year-old Albanian nationals and a 22-year-old Polish national — took down the flag next to the statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias and burned it down in a park a few dozen meters away.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Eye-witnesses notified the police who arrested the five youths a few hours later.

According to argolida-net.blogspot.gr, the perpetrators were taken to the public prosecutor with charges of insulting symbols of the Greek State. The five youths denied the charges, but after the witnesses identified them, they were taken to court on the same day.

The court sentenced the two Greek nationals to 18 months in jail, while the three foreign citizens received 12 months in jail, according to the argolida-net report.

Nafplio, in Peloponnese, was the first capital of Greece after the liberation from the Ottoman Empire. The first Greek Parliament was established in Nafplio and Ioannis Kapodistrias became the first Governor of Greece in 1827. He was assassinated there in 1831.


12 COMMENTS

  1. The five perpetrators — a 21-year-old Greek man, a 19-year-old Greek woman, two 21-year-old Albanian nationals and a 22-year-old Polish national — took down the flag next to the statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias and burned it down in a park a few dozen meters away.

    Once again Greek Leftist anarchists treasonously side with anti-hellenic foreigners to destroy symbols of Hellenic identity.

  2. Correct, Greek Leftist anarchists taking their lead from the Radical Leftist SYRIZA led governing regime.

  3. The five youths denied the charges, but after the witnesses identified them, they were taken to court on the same day. – TYPICAL LEFTIST COWARDS, commit treason, burn the Greek flag, and then like cowardly little spoilt brats they deny deny deny. Lucky there were witnesses.

    The court sentenced the two Greek nationals to 18 months in jail, while the three foreign citizens received 12 months in jail, according to the argolida-net report.
    – GOOD! WELL DESERVED SENTENCES!

  4. I consider the length of the sentences to be appropriate for a fascist country. Of course, the XA propangandist online here is ecstatic at the pure nastiness not only of the decision (made probably by a corrupt right wing judge) but also at the nastiness of most of the comments here.

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves: and the result will be more violence from young people, not less.

  5. Explain how Greece is a fascist country? Do you believe we should allow the destruction of symbols of our nation paid for in blood, sacrifice and treasure?