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Offline Blackadder1916

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Canadian Embassy in Athens Attacked
« on: October 21, 2018, 16:42:02 »
An odd event at the Canadian Embassy in Athens.  The footage from the responsible group is at the story's link.

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/21/canadian-embassy-in-athens-attacked-by-rubicon-anarchists-group-with-sledgehammers-and-paint/
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Canadian Embassy in Athens Attacked by ‘Rubicon’ Anarchists Group with Sledgehammers and Paint

By Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi - Oct 21, 2018

According to Ekathimerini Newspaper, early on Sunday morning, the Canadian Embassy in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri was attacked by a group of around 10 people.

Soon after the attack, the ‘Rubicon’ Anarchists group took credit for it, making the announcement on their website.

The group reportedly used sledgehammers to smash glass at the embassy’s entrance and then splattered red and black paint onto the building.

The attacks happened at the early hour of 6:10 a.m. and the security guard on the premises informed the police.

The CCTV footage showed that the group of assailants had their faces covered and that they had parked their motorbikes at a supermarket around 150 meters from the embassy. Police did question one man who was in the vicinity of the attack, but he was released.


Who is this "Rubicon" group?  There is some discussion of them at this link.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/26/never-mind-the-troika-heres-rouvikonas/
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Re: Canadian Embassy in Athens Attacked
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 17:50:15 »
I think the better word would have been “vandalized”

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Re: Canadian Embassy in Athens Attacked
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 20:57:04 »
Apparently the attack was response to the activities of a Canadian operated mining operation in northern Greece.

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Rouvikonas claims Canadian Embassy attack [Video]

Anarchist collective Rouvikonas on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Canadian Embassy in Athens, which was set upon earlier in the day by a group of around 10 assailants.

The incident took place at 6.10 a.m. on Sunday morning in the quiet northern suburb of Halandri and saw the attackers smash the embassy's entrance with sledgehammers, as well as splashing red and black paint onto the facade.

A security guard called the police, but the perpetrators had fled before any arrests could be made.

According to Rouvikonas's post on an anarchist website, the attack was carried out in reaction to the activities of a Canadian mining company in northern Greece.

The attack was condemned by the Greek Foreign Ministry, which vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to justice and said that such actions will not affect "the bonds of enduring friendship" between Greece and Canada.

Rouvikonas (Greek for Rubicon) appeared in the summer of 2015 and has conducted numerous similar assaults on perceived targets, which include the embassies of Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia, state and government offices, and foreign companies.

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The Canadian company they are referring to is probably Eldorado Gold's operation at Skouries.
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