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Neo-Nazis detained for hoisting swastika flags at Athens Polytechnic School

Police in Athens has detained three suspected neo-Nazis who were trying to hang two flags with swastikas at the building of the Athens Polytechnic School that will celebrate the anniversary of the Students’ Uprising against the junta, next week.

The incident reportedly took place on Monday night.

The two men and one woman told police that they wanted to hang the flags at the entrance of the university and take some pictures.

According to unconfirmed information posted on social media, one of the detained was detained also in the past for ‘far-right activities.”

Some nationalist media posted a picture claiming the detainees had managed to achieve their goal. However, the picture – probably doctored – was showing a group of four people, all men.

Police is reportedly treating the incident as an effort to stoke tension and provoke ahead of the anniversary commemorations on upcoming Saturday, November 17th 2018.

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One comment

  1. One could sort of understand the nationalism if it weren’t for them ignoring the nearly 1 million Greeks who died in WWII due to Nazi occupation.

    Just saying…