Gov’t of­fi­cials per­sonae non gratae on Crete

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Govern­ment of­fi­cials can­not ex­pect the hos­pitable wel­come they usu­ally re­ceive on Crete, lo­cal farm­ers’ com­mit­tee head Gior­gos Dispyrakis warned yes­ter­day.

“Any­one set­ting foot on Crete will get the same wel­come we got in Athens,” the union­ist told Kathimerini. “Peo­ple are so an­gry that not even lo­cal politi­cians show their faces in pub­lic any­more.”

His com­ments came a day af­ter hun­dreds of protest­ing farm­ers from the is­land clashed vi­o­lently with police in the Greek cap­i­tal af­ter be­ing met at the Agri­cul­ture Min­istry by police buses and of­fi­cials’ re­fusal to talk with rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

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