Police thwarted as anarchists target US envoy’s home
A special plan that the Greek Police (ELAS) said it has for guarding the US Embassy and the adjacent residence of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt did not stop members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas from vandalizing his home.
The attack, which occurred at around 4 a.m., involved 10 people wearing crash helmets, who lobbed bottles of paint at the walls of the ambassador's residence.
In a video of the incident posted online by Rouvikonas, the assailants can be seen setting off a smoke bomb and fleeing on motorcycles.
The group said the act was in solidarity with convicted November 17 terrorist group hitman Dimitris Koufodinas, who has been on hunger strike since May 2 over a judicial council's refusal to approve his latest request for a furlough.
A police guard who had been on duty in a guard box outside the ambassador's home notified police, who dispatched...