Sit-in protesters leave SYRIZA's central office

Protesters who describes itself as anarchist leave headquarters of ruling party Syriza in Athens after one-day occupation

Sit-in protesters leave SYRIZA's central office

World Bulletin / News Desk 

About 50 protesters who had occupied the headquarters of Greece’s ruling SYRIZA Party in Athens in a protest over the controversial construction of high security prisons and new laws have left the building.

Their departure came on Monday a day after they launched the protest in support of calls for the abolition of "anti-terror" laws and hunger strikers' protests against conditions in new-style "C-type" high-security prisons.

SYRIZA staff were forced on Sunday to leave the building in the face of the action by the group members calling themselves "anti-government anarchists".

Security forces did not intervene against the anarchists occupying the building, but kept it surrounded.

The activists had draped banners from the building's balconies calling for anti-terror laws put in place in 2001 and 2004 to be scrapped along with the legal framework for the Type C prisons.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Mart 2015, 10:15