Georgiadis: Images of Pakistanis breaking NYE Covid measures was unacceptable, I called the police

Pakistanis Syntagma Square NYE 2021-2022

The Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis, characterised the influx of Pakistanis at Syntagma Square on New Year as “unacceptable” in an interview on ANT1 TV on Monday morning.

“These images are completely unacceptable. As soon as I saw them, I called the police and they told me that this lasted about half an hour,” said Georgiadis in response to the hundreds of foreigners who gathered at Syntagma Square, many without masks.

An eye witness told Greek City Times that the scenes did not last 30 minutes, as Georgiadis alleges, but at least around two hours.

Georgiadis for Syntagma: images in the change of time are unacceptable (video)

“Every year it happens that foreigners are in Syntagma Square for the change of time,” the minister said, adding: “Since 2000, I have seen videos on YouTube, as Greeks are at home for the change of time.”

In videos posted on social media, it can be seen that hundreds of people gathered to count down to 2022 in defiance of COVID-19 measures.

The videos:

@mohamodmahammed♬ الصوت الأصلي – Mohamod Mahammed

@mohamodmahammedAthens,🇬🇷 Greece🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷

♬ الصوت الأصلي – Mohamod Mahammed

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