In the early hours of Friday morning, there was an attack against the office of EOT (Greek Tourism Organization) and the Greek Consulate in Berlin. The attack took place at 3:00 in the morning by a group of 10-15 masked people, who caused serious damage. The assailants completely smashed the glass door of EOT’s entrance, which is located on the ground floor of the building, at Wittenbergplatz Square and caused even further damage to the rest of the office’s windows. They also threw black paint on the walls and bottles, which reached the balcony of the third floor, where the Greek Consulate is housed.
According to a witness who called the police, the mob spoke German fluently. They left an unsigned proclamation with anti-capitalist content, where their action is characterized as “a sign of solidarity” to those who recently were confronted with “state terrorism”. Police are conducting an investigation into the incident, to find the people involved.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in a discussion he had with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas, expressed regret for acts of vandalism targeting the Greek Consulate in Berlin, as announced on Friday.
The German Foreign Minister said that such actions were condemnable and do not reflect Germany’s feelings toward Greece, adding that all efforts will be made to arrest the culprits and bring them to justice.
German Deputy Foreign Minister Wolf-Ruthart Born has contacted the Greek Ambassador to Berlin on the issue as well.