|Posted by moodhacker on July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM|
"I feel that Athens is one of the safest capitals in Europe, "Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview with Alpha’s main news bulletin. one week after a group of around 200 masked anarchists had smashed the windows of almost all of the shops along the main shopping street in the Greek capital ,The pedestrianized Ermou (Hermes) Street has been devastated wth enormous damage and least 60 shops have been destoyed during the evning and night hours in the very center of Greek capital .
:" I would say that we are really trying to fight the problem of violence and crime in Its root. I, personally, have no sense of insecurity" Prime Minister added when asked by the Newscaster, Antonis Schreuter, who referred to the recent frightening moments the downtown Athens had gone through in the past days, as often happens in the Greek capital, by a large far-left anarchist group based in the district of Exarcheia , which often launches violent protests. Exarcheia has been a no-go area for police for years.
"In the center of Athens you will see tourists, cheerful faces", Tsipras insisted, "Athens is not a town-lobster anymore the way it used to be ( and that brings joy.. PM apparently meant ).
"What is happening in Exarchia is indeed annoying, but violence cannot be combated by more repression, nor with raids and arrests." Prime Minister claimed, proposing that
"The Greek state should have a continuous presence of neighborhood police officers that should protect the people", leaving the journaliist surprised to ask, "Do you serioulsy think that neghborhood police can protect from the extremists"?
Asked, especially, however, about the area of Exarcheia, which many describe as "aviato", the Prime Minister said: Exarcheia has always been a special area.
"Exarchia is a special area. But I do not assess Exarchia as an area more problematic than Menidi, Liossia, and the Acharnes area"
(Exarchia are In the downtown, though, besides, the anarchiss protests that start from Exarcheia - the area is less than 500m away from the National Archaeologicaal Museum-, esily and usually spread to Syntagma area and the main Athens center within minutes , like it happened on July 18
"I do not beieve suppression will bring results," though, Prime Minister repeated, and concluded "We are a very safe country in Europe which is truly a security crisis (with terrorism). We have stayed out of it. "
Greece is a pillar of security and stability, we have been left out of terrorist attacks. "