Rou­vikonas paint at­tack­ers missed tar­get, po­lice say

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The an­ar­chist Rou­vikonas (Greek for Ru­bi­con) group hit the wrong tar­get on Sun­day when mem­bers threw paint at a build­ing in Maroussi, north­ern Athens, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

In­stead of the of­fices of Ger­man dig­i­tal gi­ant Siemens, the per­pe­tra­tors at­tacked the of­fices of three other firms. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the Siemens of­fices were moved to an­other lo­ca­tion in the same build­ing com­plex three years ago.

Po­lice said group mem­bers hurled some 20 bot­tles of red and black paint at the build­ing on Agisi­laou Street early on Sun­day. The in­ci­dent was the lat­est in a string of at­tacks by the group in re­cent weeks. On Thurs­day, mem­bers gath­ered out­side the Athens home of New Democ­racy leader Kyr­i­akos Mit­so­takis. In July, group mem­bers broke through se­cu­rity to en­ter the court­yard of Par­lia­ment.

Greece’s Ka­te­rina Ste­fanidi blows a kiss to the crowd af­ter she was awarded the gold medal for the women’s pole vault fi­nal dur­ing the World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in Lon­don yes­ter­day. The 27-year-old won gold af­ter clear­ing 4.91 me­ters, a per­sonal best and na­tional record.

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