Political parties in Greece "pulled out knives" for the episodes - "I will not allow anyone to divide us"

The political thermometer in Greece rose to the heights after yesterday's serious incidents on the sidelines of the gathering of citizens in Nea Smyrni, against the police violence.


The political thermometer in Greece rose to the heights after yesterday's serious incidents on the sidelines of the gathering of citizens in Nea Smyrni, against the police violence.

Today, government officials accused the main opposition of investing in social tensions, and spoke of an attempt at social unrest and political embrace with violence.

The government spokeswoman, Aristotle Peloni, accused SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras of inciting social tension by pressing on the psychological fatigue, anger and fatigue of the restrictive measures. He added that SYRIZA behaves like a party of 3% and added that its slogans are reminiscent of the situations of 2008 and 2011.

The positions of the Ministers, Stelios Petsas and George Gerapetritis, moved in the same direction. "All the decaying climate of the last days has political characteristics and a political starting point. This political incitement must end. There are forces, among them seems to be the official opposition, that are trying to create social unrest, on the occasion of the Koufontina case. "Let the official opposition distance itself", the first stressed. At the same time, George Gerapetritis claimed that there is a political embrace with phenomena that produce violence, such as the support for Dimitris Koufontinas and the coverage of illegal occupations such as the one at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, naming the official opposition.

Responding to the accusations, the Secretary of the SYRIZA Parliamentary Group, Olga Gerovasili, stressed that her party condemned yesterday's incidents and the beating of the police officer from the very beginning and blamed the government, saying that it was investing in the strategy of tension. "Our reaction yesterday was immediate and clear and we fully condemned the events. We will not constantly prove that we are not elephants because the SW is playing this vulgar political game. Citizens can not be in danger of being beaten every time they go out, or in order for Maximou to allow it, to have to travel with certificates of social conscience. The N.D. "It is investing in the strategy of tension in order to eliminate the political agenda", said Mrs. Gerovasili.

It is noted that next Friday the debate is expected to be transferred to the Plenary Session of the Parliament, where Kyriakos Mitsotakis will answer a topical question of Al. Tsipras on issues of democracy.

Regarding the incident of beating a citizen by police officers that took place on Sunday and "triggered" the tension, the Greek Police announced that one of the police officers involved in the incident has been made available, while the investigation continues for the second.

"I will not allow anyone to divide us"

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was appointed for the serious incidents that took place in Nea Smyrni, with the injury of two police officers, one of whom was seriously injured. "I will not allow anyone to divide us" was the message of Mr. Mitsotakis.

"The sad images of violence we all saw tonight in Athens must be the last. And the life of one of our fellow citizens, the young policeman who was in danger, to wake us up. In these moments, self-control and composure must prevail. And I address especially to our young people, who are destined to create. Not to destroy. "Blind anger leads nowhere," said the prime minister about the serious incidents in Nea Smyrni.

"Unfortunately, some ignored our warnings. And to those who try to sow hatred and division in society to cover their own impasse, as they did in the past, I answer the following: On the night of the elections of July 7, 2019, I stressed that I am here to guarantee unity, the security and prosperity of all Greeks. I repeat this now. I will not allow anyone to divide us. We will not let anyone turn us back "pointed out Mr. Mitsotakis.