An arsonist attack took place last night against the private political office of Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis.

The two hooded attackers started the fire after ousting two clerks from the office. The fire was easily put out and there were no damages.

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New Democracy issued a statement stating that the party will not be intimidated. “Violence is rejected by Greek society”, they stated.

SYRIZA also condemned the attack underlining that “such acts contribute to the strengthening of the vicious circle of violence, autocracy and suppression”.

Democratic Left condemned the attack stressing that it “nourishes violence and tension”.