New Democracy MP Attacked During Pontic Protest in Athens



koumoutsakosA protest against the government’s attitude toward the Pontic community was marred by an attack on New Democracy MP Giorgos Koumoutsakos.

A group of people that had been attached to the Pontian and other protesters outside the Greek parliament suddenly attacked the Greek MP.

The Panpontic Federation of Greece (PEO) had organized the protest in response to Greek Education Minister Nikos Filis’s denial of the Pontic genocide as well as revelations that the genocide was no longer included in the curriculum of 12th graders in Greek high schools.

A large number of people responded to the POE’s call and came to Syntagma Square to protest. However, tensions flared when a group of protesters attacked Koumoutsakos who was present, initially with verbal insults, and then physically, as he was passing by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek parliament.

Video from the incident shows the perpetrators pushing and punching Koumoutsakos, and then chasing as the police was standing by without intervening.

There have not been any detentions or arrests reported yet.

Koumoutsakos addressed the attack in the Greek parliament with bruises on his face and accused the perpetrators of being Golden Dawn supporters. He also accused Education Minister Nikos Filis “for being the moral culprit for the incident due to his inflammatory remarks on the Pontic Genocide.”

Filis expressed his sympathy for Koumoutsakos’s attack, but denied the accusations that his remarks helped plan the seeds for this attack.

The PEO’s president criticized the attack on Koumoutsakos immediately after it happened and clarified that the perpetrators are not associated with the PEO.


2 COMMENTS

  1. One can only hope that the majority of Pontic Greeks understand it wasn’t ND that pushed these change through.. .it was Marxists.

    This is just the beginning of the major changes coming to Greek history books. Unbeknownst to most of the incompetent Greek leftists that voted for Syriza… many of the Marxists aren’t using the name “Greek” in the context of related to ancient Hellenes. They are using it an a purely modern geographic sense. Most Marxists are effectively in a different ethnic group than Greeks but they bizarre use the name Hellene to destribe their non-hellenic identity.

    The Marxists will inch-by-inch attempt to redefine the very identity of Greeks into their non-Greek identity. Thank “Greek” leftists for this. “Greek” leftists primary concern is their leftist ideology not Hellenism. Greeks in name alone.

  2. In 2013 the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum was officially opened in Thessaloniki, with the opening ceremony led by NEW DEMOCRACY MP Akis Gerontopoulos who served under the at that time leader of ND and Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras. Is it any wonder that the Pontic community dislikes New Democracy?

    WATCH New Democracy MP Akis Gerontopoulos lead the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk museum opening ceremony on You Tube by searching for: “ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ: Εγκαίνια Μουσείου Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ στη Θεσσαλονίκη”

    Between 1915 – 1922 ISLAMIC Turkish troops slaughtered 900,000 Christian Greek civilians in Asia Minor, and another 350,000 Christian Greek men, women and children were slaughtered by ISLAMIC Turks in Pontus. 

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk led the young Turk movement that genocided millions of Christian Greeks and Armenians in Pontus and Asia Minor. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was like most other leading Dönmeh Young Turks a Crypto Jew (Google the New York Sun article: “Ataturk’s Turkey Overturned”) and the Chief financier of the Young Turk militia was the Jew Alexander Parvus born Israel Lazarevich Gelfand. p.s. for those that are unaware Dönmehs were Crypto Jews living in the Ottoman Empire. (Google: “Dönmeh”)

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