Dozens of Greek youth marched in the center of Athens on Sunday in solidarity with social media influencer Andrew Tate who has been arrested in Romania on allegations of trafficking and rape.
Videos uploaded on social media show the youth shouting, “Release TopG” (Tate’s nickname) as they passed through Syntagma Square and Ermou Street in the center of the Greek capital.
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Andrew Tate’s viral rants online about male dominance, wealth
Andrew Tate, a former professional kickboxer, and his brother, Tristan, are currently in thirty-day custody in Romania, while police investigate the allegations.
Tate is known for his viral rants online about male dominance, female submission, and wealth. For some young boys, he has become a role model.
How Andrew Tate made his money is a key part of this investigation. Romanian authorities said they have seized nearly four million dollars worth of assets belonging to the controversial internet personality.
Roughly eighteen million lei, equivalent to $3,942,700, has been seized, the country’s Asset Recovery and Management Agency (ANABI) said in a press release on Saturday.
Among the twenty-nine seized assets are motor vehicles, luxury watches, and sums of money in various currencies.
Police want to know whether he lured women to Romania with promises of a serious relationship or marriage before forcing or manipulating them into working for him as models in adult entertainment chat rooms.
They are also looking into rape allegations made by one of the witnesses.
Investigators have confirmed that six women have been identified as potential victims. However, last week, two of the women involved in the investigation publicly denied any mistreatment by the Tate brothers.
The women, who have tattoos reading “Property of Tate” and “Tate Girl,” worked in the compound in Bucharest, where Andrew Tate lived with his brother and the models who staffed his adult webcam business.