Anti-Prespa Protesters Spray-Paint Slogan at US Ambassador’s Residence



    Protesters opposed to the Prespa accord with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia spray-painted a slogan outside the residence of U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt in Athens on Thursday night.

    The group wrote: “Macedonia, Greek land.”

    Police rounded up some thirty suspects and took them in for questioning in connection with the incident.

    Earlier, ten people were arrested and 133 were detained by police for incidents taking place before, during and after the demonstrations in Syntagma Square and outside parliament.

    According to police, those arrested are members of the far right and will be brought before a public prosecutor since they were carrying gas masks and some kind of “ammunition”. Four were arrested for participating in incidents outside Parliament.

    Approximately 85 of those detained were brought to security police headquarters before the Syntagma demonstration. This was allegedly part of a special police plan designed to foil far-right groups going to the rally with the sole aim of provoking violent incidents around the Parliament building.