At­tack on left­ist hang­out

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A group of Golden Dawn sup­port­ers on Satur­day threw rocks at Re­salto, a left­ist, anti-es­tab­lish­ment hang­out in the Pi­raeus sub­urb of Ker­atsini lo­cated near the spot where rap­per Pav­los Fys­sas was stabbed to death by Golden Dawn mem­ber Gior­gos Roupakias on Septem­ber 17 last year. The sup­port­ers of the ul­tra­na­tion­al­ist party con­ducted a mil­i­tary-style pa­rade in the Pi­raeus sub­urb’s center prior to at­tack­ing the left­ist es­tab­lish­ments. Ac­cord­ing to sources, they also tried to tear down a ban­ner raised in the rap­per’s mem­ory.

Un­fair tax.

An opin­ion poll con­ducted by Kapa Re­search and pre­sented at a con­fer­ence on Satur­day or­ga­nized by the Hel­lenic Prop­erty Fed­er­a­tion, has re­vealed that 73 per­cent of re­spon­dents be­lieve the new uni­fied prop­erty tax law is un­fair. The sur­vey also showed the wors­en­ing con­di­tions in the lo­cal rental mar­ket, where there has been a spike in the num­ber of ten­ants who ei­ther stop or de­lay pay­ing rent, and prop­erty own­ers who are un­able to pay their taxes.

Fire death.

Fire­fight­ers who put out a blaze at an OTE telecoms build­ing in Kymi in north­ern Evia on Satur­day, dis­cov­ered the body of a man in the build­ing’s base­ment. It was un­clear whether the dead man was an OTE em­ployee or some­one who has sought shel­ter in­side the build­ing.

Mer­cury leak.

Au­thor­i­ties in Xan­thi, north­east­ern Greece, were over the weekend in­ves­ti­gat­ing the prove­nance of a pud­dle of mer­cury that was found on a city center side­walk on Fri­day, prompt­ing the seal­ing off of the area. Sources sug­gested the leak may have oc­curred nine days ear­lier, dur­ing the trans­fer of ma­chin­ery from the Dem­ocri­tus Univer­sity of Thrace (DUTH) to a lo­cal lab­o­ra­tory. A pro­fes­sor re­port­edly at­tempted to clean up the spill but a col­league alerted lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Mur­der solved.

Po­lice in the Thes­sa­loniki dis­trict of Toumba are look­ing for a 34-year-old Ge­or­gian na­tional in con­nec­tion to the death of a 95-year-old Greek woman in June last year. Another three sus­pects – two women and a man, also Ge­or­gian – have been ar­rested. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports the el­derly woman died from the ef­fects of be­ing robbed and aban­doned for three days while her fam­ily was away on hol­i­day. Dur­ing that time, the 34-year-old sus­pect was sup­posed to have been tak­ing of her. The carer al­legedly robbed her ward with the help of the three sus­pects in cus­tody, mak­ing off with 260,000 eu­ros in cash and 100,00 eu­ros’ worth of jew­elry.

Trans­plant.

A 50-year-old Greek suf­fer­ing from liver fail­ure was air­lifted to Rome in an air force plane on Satur­day in or­der to un­dergo a trans­plant. The or­der for the trans­fer was given by De­fense Min­is­ter Dim­itris Avramopou­los while the cost of the flight was cov­ered by the Hel­lenic Na­tional Center for Emer­gency As­sis­tance, EKAV.

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