Athens mayor files suit over city ram­page

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Athens Mayor Gior­gos Kami­nis and the head of the Athens Traders’ As­so­ci­a­tion, Stavros Kafou­nis, have filed suit against all par­ties in­volved over the de­struc­tion of 67 shop win­dows on com­mer­cial Er­mou Street on July 17 by self-styled an­ar­chists. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in the wake of a protest rally at Mona­s­ti­raki Square ear­lier in the day against a court de­ci­sion up­hold­ing the con­vic­tion of a 29-year-old women on ter­ror­ism charges. Pro­test­ers smashed the win­dows of stores along the en­tire length of Er­mou, as well as two bank ATMs near Mona­s­ti­raki sta­tion. Kami­nis said that the suit was aimed at ex­press­ing sup­port for busi­ness­peo­ple in down­town Athens, which is only just start­ing to im­prove its im­age tar­nished by vi­o­lent anti-aus­ter­ity ri­ots in 2012.

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