Ruthless murderers lurking out there are acting with impunity as they weave a “black suit” for a society already sorely tested by an over decade-long economic crisis that brought with it social disaster.
The public’s anxiety is recorded in the latest opinion polls (such as MRB’s), as a majority of respondents believe that the country has a serious crime problem and that the level of security is not very high.
The state appears to be moving swiftly to find the murderers of journalist Yorgos Karaivaz and put them on trial. It is crucial that the government’s resolve not remain a rhetorical flourish.
Patras' Mayor Kostas Peletidis,told the PM that the celebrations are organised by the diocese and that the municipality is responsible only for preventing the annual outdoors bazaar.
Chrisohoidis deployed an army of 5,000 policemen throughout Athens to prevent any commemorative gathering or march, shutting down all the streets in the capital's centre.