Citizen protection minister welcomes detention of suspected far-right group

Citizen protection Minister Nikos Toskas welcomed on Tuesday a police announcement that it has detained six people allegedly linked to an extreme right group that may be involved in explosions, raids and arsonist attacks.

“The serpent’s egg will not hatch in our country. Greek police is working methodically to protect society,” he said in a tweet.

Police investigations leading to the detentions concerned more than 20 attacks carried out in recent months, for which the specific organisation has claimed responsibility with posts on a far-right website. Among them was last summer’s attack on the “Free Social Center Favela” in Piraeus and in other locations in Athens.