Greek police bans protest rallies and demonstrations in central Athens for Erdogan visit

Greek police bans protest rallies and demonstrations in central Athens for Erdogan visit

Greek police has banned all protest rallies and demonstrations in central Athens on Thursday and Friday, as part of the tight security measures adopted ahead of the official visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens.

The no-go area for protesters includes Syntagma, Kolonaki, Lycabettus, Monastiraki, Acropolis, Koukaki, Pangrati and Neos Kosmos, as well as the zone along Katechaki Avenue, and the route from and to the airport.

The ban will apply from 06:00 Thursday to 12:00 on Friday.

 

About 2,800 Greek police officers will take part in the operation that will turn Athens into a veritable fortress from early Thursday until the Turkish president’s departure, including a number of snipers that will take up positions at several points along his route during his stay in the Greek capital.

Source: ana-mpa