Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt, there is not even a sign of police around. The vandals were caught in action by a security camera.
Video: Looting in Athens, Feb 12/12
The video was broadcast by private Mega TV. The reporter says that the group managed to enter the shop. The looters, one by one, went inside the shop and left having taken with them mobile phones and other products.
there has been a lot of criticism against the Greek police for failing to protect property from arson, vandalism and looting. On Monday, the several departments of police threw the ball of responsibility like a ping-pong game. Minister of Citizens’ Protection, Crhistos Papoutsis, said after a meeting with PM Papademos who had invited him for a convincing explanation “Keep Cool”.