Rab­ble-rousers rapped for raid

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A day af­ter 18 mem­bers of the Rou­vikonas (Ru­bi­con) an­ar­chist group en­tered the Spanish Em­bassy in Athens to protest the use of po­lice vi­o­lence in Cat­alo­nia, a court yes­ter­day im­posed sus­pended six­month prison sen­tences on them for dis­turb­ing the peace.

The sus­pects were also fined – 400 eu­ros each – for re­fus­ing to be fin­ger­printed but they were cleared on ad­di­tional charges of vi­o­lent be­hav­ior.

In their tes­ti­mony in court, the self-styled an­ar­chists claimed that they had not com­mit­ted any of­fenses but had staged a “po­lit­i­cal protest,” not­ing that the Spanish Em­bassy had not brought charges against them.

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