SYRIZA slams lack of action against ND MP Bogdanos over preschooler names’ list

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for not expelling the MP Konstantinos Bogdanos after he retweeted an article containing a list of the full names of pre-school children enrolled in an Athens kindergarten, which deplored the fact that the majority appear to be of migrant origin.

“Mr. Mitsotakis has for two days covered for and does not dare to expel the fascist Bogdanos who targeted infants,” a SYRIZA announcement said, adding that “this confirms that he is a weak prime minister, who is afraid even of [someone like] Bogdanos.”

“As for justice, it continues to be deaf to a series of offences that arise from the publication of the details of minors and their targeting with racist slurs by the New Democracy deputy,” the announcement added, noting that in a state government by the rule of law, the intervention of justice in this case would be considered self-evident.

The list of names was included in an article published by the website meaculpa.gr under the headline “Shocking list”, with emphasis on the fact that most of the names appear to be non-Greek. It was later removed, though the article remained up, with the website claiming its publication was a “mistake”.