Greek authorities are locked into talks on Saturday with inmates at Korydallos maximum security prison to convince them to stop their protest and return to their cells.
Inmates refused to return to their cells and remained in the common areas of the prison complaining about the transfer of an inmate to another prison in Larissa, central Greece.
According to reports, the inmate in question is the suspect of the bombing attack against Greece’s former Prime Minister Loucas Papademos.
In a post on an anarchist website, a group of self-claimed “political prisoners” demanded the stay of the anarchist prisoner to end the turmoil.
The Justice Ministry confirmed that there is “an issue” in Korydallos without giving more information.
The ministry also dismissed reports that the inmates are in possession of the keys to their cells.