The case will be handled by a Regular Investigator, before whom the defendants will be called to testify – ELAS’ announcement on yesterday’s incidents in Athens
They were referred before the Investigator the 21 arrested for incidents that took place yesterday Thursday during the gathering in the center of Athens for the shipwreck in Pylos.
A criminal prosecution was brought against the arrested which includes a felony and four misdemeanors, and for that reason the case will be handled Regular Investigator, before which the defendants will be summoned to testify.
The prosecution brought concerns: possession of incendiary materials (felony), disturbing the peace, attempted serial bodily harm, contravening arms and flares legislation.
It is recalled that the incidents took place on Thursday night in the center during the two protest rallies for the fatal wreck.
According to ELAS, groups of people broke off from the march and attacked with Molotov cocktails, stones, marbles and glass bottles the policemen who were on Kolokotroni square, at the junction of Akadimia and Asklipio, Stadiou and Homer, Bucharest and Panesitiou, Eduardo Lo and Stadiou streets. and University and America, while yesterday 26 additions were announced
As pointed out in the announcement, the police forces “made limited use of the necessary appropriate means” to repel the attacks.
At the same time, a group of people went to Korai towards the PASOK booth and wrote slogans, resulting in tension with party members.
The announcement by ELAS about the 21 arrests in the center of Athens
“They were arrested yesterday (Thursday June 15, 2023), -21- people against whom a case file was filed, as the case may be, for the offenses of violence against officials and judicial persons, disturbance of public peace, damage to foreign property, simple, dangerous and grievous bodily harm, crimes against the physical integrity of employees, disobedience, arson and violation of the law on weapons, explosives, explosive devices and other provisions.
In particular, yesterday afternoon, Thursday June 15, 2023, at the initiative of various Associations, Organizations and Associations, a gathering of people took place in Propylaia, on the occasion of the fatal shipwreck in the sea area of Pylos, and then they marched towards Syntagma Square.
During the march, groups of people who had been cut off from the main body of it, having covered their features, began to launch attacks by throwing a lot of Molotov cocktails, stones, marbles, glass bottles at the police forces, who were on Kolokotroni square, at the junction of Akadimia and Asklipio, Stadiou and Homer, Bucharest and University, Eduardo Lo and Stadiou and Panetistiou and Amerika streets.
The police forces made limited use of the necessary appropriate means to repel the attacks.
During their passage through Syntagma Square, they caused damage to public and private infrastructure.
A total of 21 people were arrested who participated in the above criminal acts.
Additionally found and confiscated:
- 1 helmet
- 1 pair of gloves
- Black color collar
- 1 pair of swimming goggles
- Black sweatshirt
The case was pre-investigatively handled by the State Security Sub-Directorate of the Attica Security Directorate. Those arrested were taken to the competent prosecutor’s office.”
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