Vandals on Tuesday hurled red paint at Greece’s parliament, one of the most heavily guarded buildings in central Athens, before dispersing into nearby streets, ONA reports citing Reuters.
The attack, days before a European Parliament election, lasted just a few minutes. There were several red stains on the facade of the parliament, facing onto Syntagma Square, while the perpetrators, who were on foot, let off two smoke bombs, police officials said. Such attacks are common in Athens although rare against parliament.
Earlier this month, attackers threw black paint at the walls encircling the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Athens.