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US Embassy condemns attacks at Hellenic American Union premises in Thessaloniki, Athens

The US Embassy in Athens strongly condemned the attacks at buildings housing the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in Thessaloniki and Athens the last two days, calling on law enforcement to protect the institutions and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We strongly condemn the recent attacks on American educational institutions @HAU_GR in Thessaloniki and Athens. We urge our Greek law enforcement partners to protect these institutions and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the embassy said in a tweet.

In Thessaloniki on Monday a group of people spraypainted the walls with support messages for jailed November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas. On Tuesday, they broke the glass doors of the HAU with sledgehammers. In both cases, they threw flyers expressing support for Koufodinas.