House speaker stuck on pro­to­col

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Par­lia­ment Speaker Nikos Vout­sis yes­ter­day ac­cused Greek Po­lice of fail­ing to fol­low pro­ce­dure after re­mand­ing about a dozen mem­bers of the Rou­vikonas an­ar­chist group who by­passed Par­lia­ment se­cu­rity last week and en­tered the court­yard of the build­ing in Athens.

Vout­sis wrote a three-page re­sponse to New Democ­racy leader Kyr­i­akos Mit­so­takis after he de­manded ex­pla­na­tions as to why none of the pro­test­ers had been ar­rested. He ap­peared to skirt the is­sue, how­ever, say­ing that of­fi­cers es­cort­ing the sus­pects to At­tica Gen­eral Po­lice Head­quar­ters for pro­cess­ing had failed to con­sult with him first as he has com­plete ju­ris­dic­tion over Par­lia­ment se­cu­rity. Vout­sis has asked that none of the pro­test­ers be ar­rested. ND yes­ter­day said that Vout­sis’s mis­sive failed to ad­dress Mit­so­takis’s ques­tion and “fa­cil­i­tates sim­i­lar ac­tions that break the law and pro­voke so­ci­ety.”

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