Shots Fired at Mexican Embassy in Athens



x625_5A7698CC-B5D5-BD23-E186-94B5A3A75CDB.jpeg.pagespeed.ic.JdJhx8Yh62Two assailants riding a motorcycle shot bullets at the building housing the Mexican Embassy in Athens on Sunday morning.

Signs of the incident were found on Monday afternoon when people who work in the building discovered the bullet holes. The Mexican embassy is housed in a building at Kolonaki Square in central Athens along with company offices and a brokerage firm.

According to the sole eye-witness who spoke to police, two men on a motorcycle wearing helmets stopped in front of the building and one of them shot at the building with a long-handle firearm. The two men fled the scene at high speed.

The bullet holes were discovered on Monday afternoon. Specifically, there is a bullet hole in the glass partition of the brokerage firm facade located on the 4th floor, while another hole was found inside the office’s drywall. Another bullet hole was found on the facade of the third floor where a clothing company office is housed.

Men of the State Security Division and the Criminal Investigation Division of Hellenic Police investigated the scene.

According to police, there is a strong possibility that the target of the attack was the Embassy of Mexico in Athens. The suspicion is based on the fact that on June 29, members of the anarchist group Rubicon had occupied the Mexican embassy protesting the murder of students and the arrests of journalists in Mexico.

At the same time, in recent days Rubicon and other anarchist groups have increased their activities, such as the attack against the Turkish embassy, the attack in a Thessaloniki church and several occupations of vacant buildings.