An investigation by State Security is being carried out for attacks and injuries against a total of seven people (including three first-year Army officer cadets) by a group of youths Sunday afternoon in Monastiraki.
In addition to the three cadets, two of whom were injured and taken to 401 Military Hospital, beating victims include a soldier and three more passers by aged 47, 35 and 26 yeas.
According to eyewitness reports, it all began when a group of young hoodlums spotted three cadets at the Evelpidon School near the Monastiraki metro station and attacked them while shouting that they were right-wing fascists. The three first-year students who apparently were on leave from their school tried to escape by entering a nearby café. Previously, however, the youngsters hadn attacked them and hit them, and an ambulance was advised to pick them up as - as witnesses say - as they were slightly injured.
According to the Police, the perpetrators were among about 30 people, shortly before an nti-fascist demonstration in Syntagma square and are being sought.