Greek Socialist deputies target of public anger after debt vote
Several parliamentary deputies of Greece's ruling Socialist party have been physically attacked or their offices vandalized amid public anger over last week's vote approving painful fiscal austerity measures, Greek media reports said Monday, DPA reported
In the central Greek town of Lamia, a Socialist deputy was attacked and chased by a mob of people after a party meeting, the Eleftherotypia newspaper reported. The politician took refuge in an apartment house, where police had to come and rescue him.
In the central city of Trikala, members of the protest group calling itself "The Outraged" smeared paint on the offices of five Socialist deputies.
In Komotini and Alexandroupolis, opponents of the austerity programme tacked "Most Wanted" posters on building walls, listing several parliamentarians as "criminals."
Last Friday, a day after the second and final parliamentary vote on the austerity programme, the offices of all the deputies in the city of Chania on the island of Crete were destroyed.