The Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for an attack on the Canadian Embassy in Athens this past weekend.
The group known to attack Western targets in Greece said in a statement that the attack was in protest to the embassy’s support for Eldorado Gold Corporation’s mining plans in Greece.
The Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold has significant operations in northern Greece and has come under strong opposition by local environmental groups for practices that Greeks claim are harmful to the environment.
The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack, which was carried out by approximately 10 hooded vandals, with rocks and red spray paint.
The same group also hit the main branch of the Hellenic American University in Kolonaki, in central Athens, protesting the American government’s treatment of the Palestinians.
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