Greek President’s home targeted by Koufodinas supporters

Greek President's home targeted by Koufodinas supporters

The residence of Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was targeted by supporters of convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas on Tuesday afternoon.

The group threw flyers in support of the hunger-striking prisoner and shouted slogans before departing. None of them were detained.

Stressing that “Democracy is neither terrorised nor blackmailed”, government spokesman Christos Tarantilis condemned the attack.

Greek President's home targeted by Koufodinas supporters

63-year-old Dimitris Koufodinas is serving 11 life sentences for murder, armed robbery and use of firearms and explosives as a leading member of the militant group November 17, whose members remained at large for decades until a botched bomb attack in 2002.

He argues that his transfer in December to a high-security prison in central Greece was illegal and is demanding to return to the Athens prison where he had spent most of his sentence so far.

Moreover on Monday evening, 5 individuals also vandalised the offices of Action24 sports TV station.

They sprayed slogans relating to Koufodinas’ case and threw rocks, damaging the glass-front entrance. Police detained one person so far.

Deputy Prime Minister Thodoris Livanios condemned the attack with a post on Twitter: “Every attack against news media is an attack against Democracy”.

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