Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thessaloniki newspaper victim of arson attack

As well as writing this blog and putting pictures on Flickr I also work with a left - wing newspaper here in Greece providing pictures of the various political events that happen here in Thessaloniki. Yesterday at 4pm the offices of the Dromos newspaper were the target of an arson attack when an incendiary device was placed in the corridor outside the offices on the second floor. Thankfully, employees inside the newspaper offices were quick to put out the fire and so nobody was injured. If the attempt had been successful the result could have been tragic as the corridor is the only way out for those working on the six floor above.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but suspicion has fallen upon far right groups who have been known to use such tactics in the past.

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