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Self proclaimed anarchists beat army cadets and passers by in downtown Athens

Featured Self proclaimed anarchists beat army cadets and passers by in downtown Athens

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.