Van­dal­ism goes unchecked in his­toric cen­ter

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A tourist leans on a rail­ing above the ISAP elec­tric rail­way tracks be­tween Mona­s­ti­raki and Thi­seio in cen­tral Athens yes­ter­day, a spot which of­fers a view of the An­cient Agora and the Tem­ple of Heph­es­tus. The ugly graf­fiti tags that mar walls all around the cap­i­tal, and es­pe­cially the his­toric cen­ter, which at­tracts mil­lions of vis­i­tors ev­ery year, are in­dica­tive of au­thor­i­ties’ in­abil­ity to crack down on van­dal­ism in pub­lic spa­ces. Hun­dreds of apart­ment build­ings in the city cen­ter also have to deal with freshly spray-painted graf­fiti on a near daily ba­sis.

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