ATHENS – Fifteen people were detained after a group of anarchists rushed into the courtyard outside the Greek Parliament on April 1 demanding the abolition of high-security prisons and release of a notorious terrorist.
The new coalition government led by the Radical Left SYRIZA party has already said it would give in both demands but the anti-establishment protesters apparently weren’t satisfied it hasn’t happened yet.
They want November 17 terrorist Savvas Xiros, convicted of years of murders and assassinations, let out of jail because he’s ill and the government said it would go along with that. SYRIZA has been accused of harboring anarchist and terrorist sympathies.
In a statement, conservative New Democracy opposition attacked the government over the incident, adding that its failures were creating a sense of “widespread insecurity.”