“Blinken Go Home”: Greek communists demonstrated against US-NATO in Athens and Thessaloniki

The Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), the youth wing of the Communist Party of Greece, held a protest near the US Embassy in Athens against the visit of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to the country. Source: IDC

Blinken visited Greece on Tuesday as part of his European trip from February 16 to 22. He held a ministerial meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as part of the Fourth Strategic Dialogue between the US and Greece, met with the leader of the Greek opposition and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and also opened a new building on the territory of the US Embassy in Athens.

According to the report, hundreds of young men and women arrived at the embassy with flags surrounded by police buses and chanted, “NATO out, close military bases of death, no participation in interventions.”

The Communist Youth of Greece said that the “American Minister of War” and the plan to make Greece a stronghold of imperialism are both bad ideas.

Another protest was held near the US consulate in the Greek city of Thessaloniki. Demonstrators demanded that Greece close foreign military bases and the NATO office in Thessaloniki.

In January, MEPs from the Communist Party of Greece called the European Parliament’s resolution calling for the creation of a tribunal for Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine “military insanity of EU officials, escalation of the EU’s participation in military actions, and a demand to whitewash the crimes of the West.”

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