Kallithea: Egyptian street vendor latest victim of racist attack

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The latest racist attack occurred in the middle of the day in a crowded open market with the badly beaten victim to be hospitalized. The incident occurred in the open market of Kallithea, a suburb of south Athens. An Egyptian street vendor was beaten, while a probably the same perpetrators had robbed a Pakistani vendor on the same market, a bit earlier. 

According to media reports, six men wearing black arrived on three motorcycles at 12 noon at the market. They went directly to an Egyptian vendor who had a stand selling fish.

Without a reason, they started to furiously beat him in the face and the body. Covered with blood , the young man collapsed on the asphalt street. The six perpetrators got on their motorcycles and disappeared from the scene in high speed.

Acording to another media source, the men were wearing signs of extreme -right-wing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi).

The injured street vendor from Egypt was trasnferred to the hospital with an ambulance.

The racist attack occurred in the middle of the day in front of the astonished eyes of dozens of vendors and hundreds of people doing their weekly shopping.

PS I can understand that vendors and people, the majority of them seniors, were scared to intervene and mess with the bullies, but that nobody grabbed his mobile to call the police is a puzzle to me.