Members of a notorious self-described anarchist group (Rouvikonas) on Thursday struck again, this time raiding a notary’s office in central Athens. The suspects vandalized the office and broke office equipment, such as computers, printers etc.
Various anti-state, far-left and anti-capitalist groupings have waged a campaign – including violent mobilizations – to prevent auctions of foreclosed properties in the country over the past few months. As a result, the government has tabled legislation in Parliament foreseeing that all such auctions will be held online as of next month, February 2018.
In a statement posted on a local website associated with such groups, the Rouvikonas (Rubicon) group claimed the attack took place because notaries at the specific office participate in auctions of primary residences.