“Revolutionary Self-defence” group behind attacks against PASOK HQ

7 November 2017
118 Views

The weapon used for the drive-by shooting against the PASOK headquarters on Monday night was identified as the one used in armed assaults against the party in 2014 and 2017, the Greek police announced on Tuesday.

Following ballistics examinations police confirmed the Kalashnikov, which was used by a group called “Revolutionary Self-defence” on three occasions in the past -two against PASOK and one against the Mexican Embassy in 2016- was the same machine gun used on Monday night’s attack at Charilaou Trikoupi street in downtown Athens outside the party’s offices.

The police statement said that the group had assumed responsibility for the first two attacks against PASOK in June 2014 and July 2016, confirming initial suspicions by the anti-terrorist unit that Monday’s attack was indeed carried out by the said group. The same organisation had fired at the Mexican embassy on January 31, 2016, and one year ago on the eve of Barack Obama’s visit to Athens, they launched a grenade against the French embassy guard opposite the Greek parliament, injuring him slightly in the foot.

Police investigations are focusing on a tall, slim man in 30s, who according to eyewitness accounts, shot the weapon while accompanied by another individual. According to sources, he is the group’s “shooter”. There are four other people supporting him and they all frequent the Exarchia district in Athens, a hotbed for anarchist and extreme left movements, which is a no-go zone area for police.

According to sources, they are in their mid 40’s and have had fall ins with the law in the past. Police say that the only way to prevent a new attack would be to employ massive scale raids in the area to “cleanse it”.

You may be interested

Turkish deputy-Prime Minister accuses Greece of oppressing religious minorities in latest Turkish tirade against Greece
GREECE
shares57 views
GREECE
shares57 views

Turkish deputy-Prime Minister accuses Greece of oppressing religious minorities in latest Turkish tirade against Greece

makis - Nov 17, 2017

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag accused Greece of imprisoning Muslim Imams, despite the country being a member of the…

Greek PM says country would rely on itself to face flood disaster
POLITICS
shares77 views
POLITICS
shares77 views

Greek PM says country would rely on itself to face flood disaster

makis - Nov 17, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras thanked European countries for offering to help after the flash floods in western Attica, Wednesday, which…

US meteorologist explains deadly storm that flooded Greek towns
GREECE
shares96 views
GREECE
shares96 views

US meteorologist explains deadly storm that flooded Greek towns

makis - Nov 17, 2017

“When the Atlantic hurricane season begins to quiet down in late October and November, it’s time to cast an eye…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.