Far-rightists mar Muslim march in Komotini
A march in the northeastern city of Komotini by roughly 1,000 members of Greece’s Muslim minority was marred when it came under attack by some 100 far-right protesters chanting anti-Turkish slogans.
Police used teargas to disperse the troublemakers, who threw rocks and chairs, and chanted “Turks out of Greece.” One person was injured. The event was organized by the small Friendship, Equality and Peace Party to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of its founder, Achmet Sadik. He was party’s first member, elected in Parliament in 1989.
According to local sources, organizers were surprised by the relatively low turnout as they expected 5,000-6,000 people.
Greece’s Muslim minority exceeds 100,000 and most live in region of Thrace.
Restorer Maria Kontakis places the Mycenaean-era Silver Krater of the Battle in a case at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, yesterday. This is the first time since its discovery 140 years ago that the splendid 12th century BC artifact showing a battle scene is put on public display, along with one of the gold cups found inside it. They will be on show until September 25.