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Police arrests two after attack at Hellenic-American Union in Athens

Greek police has arrested two people for the attack at the building of the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in Kolonaki district of Athens on Tuesday. An 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested on charges of property damage, theft, bodily harm and insubordination.

Police detained the two, after a group of  ten people broke the HAU’s glass door with sledgehammers and threw flyers inside and in support of convicted member of terror organization 17. November, Dimitris Koufodinas.

The two were arrested a little later as they were heading to Exarchia district of Athens. Police reportedly found them carrying a sledgehammer, six bottles with paint, a hood and hand-gloves.

According to media, police found in the home of  the woman a bullet-proof vest and cartridges. The man reportedly belongs to an old anarchist group. Last time he was arrested was after a brawl between anarchists and members of far-right Golden Dawn last year.

The two are to be taken to prosecutor on Wednesday.

According to amna, the incident at the HAU in Athens followed an attack of the institution’s premises in Thessaloniki on Monday, where a group of people sprayed the walls with slogans in support of Koufodinas.

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