Hooliganism poses familiar set of challenges for government

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, New Democracy, Police, SYRIZA
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired a meeting with several key ministers on Friday to discuss the government’s approach to hooliganism after the recent death of a football supporter in Thessaloniki posed the latest challenge to New Democracy’s law and order narrative.

Friday’s meeting came after multiple arrests were made in connection to the fatal stabbing and beating of a 19-year-old fan of Aris Thessaloniki on February 1. It is thought that he was attacked by hardcore supporters of city rivals PAOK after a derby m...

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