Racist Attacks in Greece

“Racist attacks on rise in crises-hit Greece,” by Isabel Malsang for the AFP:

Omar Diallo’s head is still swollen after a recent assault on the streets of Athens which left him with several stitches.

Having fled his troubled homeland of Guinea, the 28-year-old is no stranger to violence, but the virulent racism he says he has experienced in crisis-hit Greece has come as a shock.

In the Athens neighbourhood where he lives — an area full of empty, graffiti-covered shops with “for rent” and “for sale” signs on the windows — it has become increasingly dangerous to be a dark-skinned foreigner.

“There are zones where we no longer have the right to go, or where we can only go in groups.”

He was on his own when he was assaulted. The attack was swift and silent, unaccompanied by racist taunts or demands…

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Racist Attacks in Greece

  1. Pingback: Racism in Greece, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s