French nationals to face squat charges in Greece

French nationals to face squat charges in Greece
French nationals to face squat charges in Greece

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details French nationals to face squat charges in Greece in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - ATHENS - Three French nationals will go on trial in Greece on Monday after being arrested in a police raid on Athens squats over the weekend, officials said.

The new conservative government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is enforcing a tough policy on squats, claiming that they are being used to spring attacks on police and smuggle drugs.

The French nationals, two men and a woman, are among 20 people arrested on Saturday during a police raid on two squats in the Athens district of Koukaki.

In footage posted online by the police department, hooded and masked anarchists inside the two squats are shown throwing paint and projectiles at police trying to break in.

Those arrested face a variety of misdemeanor charges on Monday that usually result in suspended sentences.

The new conservative government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is enforcing a tough policy on squats, claiming that they are being used to spring attacks on police and smuggle drugs.

Rights groups counter that many abandoned buildings in Athens are often used to shelter homeless refugees.

Saturday's operation in the district of Koukaki followed a December 18 raid by police that sparked a political row after an award-winning director living next door to one of the squats claimed he and his sons were illegally arrested and beaten.

The main opposition leftist Syriza party has accused the government of authoritarian behavior. -AFP


These were the details of the news French nationals to face squat charges in Greece for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Mohamed El-Shennawy is out of Al-Ahly’s list in front of the...
NEXT Chili Pepper Protects Against Cancer – Health Statement – Life