Athens Mayor George Kaminis was assaulted on Sunday by suspected staff unionists, his office said, amid protests over job cuts tied to Greece’s bailout rescue.
Kaminis, who appears willing to cooperate with the government to execute the measures, was attacked as he left the meeting. According to reports, there were dozens of unionists representing municipal workers outside the building. Kaminis was treated for minor injuries at the hospital.
The mayor’s office said he had been “physically attacked” without giving details and accused the union of local staff of leading its members “down a dangerous road”.
POE-OTE condemned the attack, saying it was “damaging for the just fight of local authority workers”. The union blamed agent provocateurs for the incident.