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WorldVandals throw paint on Athens home of U.S. ambassador to Greece

11:01  15 may  2019
11:01  15 may  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the It cited "American imperialism" as well as Greece ' s deal with neighboring Macedonia for the latter to U . S . Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt condemned "this morning' s silly and senseless vandalism " in

Home Greek news Crime Anarchists Throw Paint at U . S . Embassy in Athens . A group of anarchists belonging to the infamous Rouvikonas group threw bottles containing red paint at the U . S . Embassy The U . S . Ambassador to Greece , Geoffrey Pyatt, condemned the attack, describing it as “silly and

Vandals throw paint on Athens home of U.S. ambassador to Greece© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt during an interview with Reuters in Athens, Greece, in October 2017

The home of the American ambassador to Greece was vandalized with paint on Wednesday, police and the ambassador said, a move likely carried out by domestic radical anarchists.

"I woke up to more childish vandalism this morning outside the residence and will continue to work with Greek authorities to punish the culprits according to law," ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said in a tweet.

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ATHENS , Greece -- Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them Monday after the U . S Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the U . S . Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt condemned "this morning' s silly and senseless

"Destruction of property is not peaceful protest," he said.

Police said a group of ten people on motorcycles approached the ambassador's residence and threw the paint.

The Greek foreign ministry condemned the attack and vowed to bring the attackers to justice. The ministry called the attack an "unacceptable and irresponsible action that will not, however, hurt friendship and ever-expanding cooperation between our two countries."

Anarchists and radical domestic far-left groups regularly carry out acts of violence against diplomatic missions in Greece.

Anarchists in recent days have carried out vandalism attacks in support of a jailed prominent member of the far-left Greek extremist organization called November 17.

Dimitris Koufodinas, the organization's main hitman, is serving multiple life sentences. He went on a hunger strike this month after a furlough request was denied.

November 17 launched dozens of attacks between 1975 and 2000 that killed 23 people, including the CIA station chief in Athens, several prominent Greek businessmen and the British military attache.

The group was dismantled in 2002.

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