According to a recent press release from the Attiki General Police Chief, demonstrations are prohibited in the center of Athens (see the map) during 09.00 to 22.00, on Wednesday, October 9th 2012
for reasons of public security and safekeeping of the socio-economic life of the capital.
Athens center is being transformed to a restricted zone due to chancellor Merkel’s visit to Athens, during which she is expected to express her approval for the attempts of the Greek financial minister and the government to implement the troika mandates. A police force of 7.000 men, including rooftop snipers, will be utilized for the “chancellor’s safeguarding”.
SYRIZA on the other hand, the Greek left coalition party in opposition, has already called for people to attend the demonstration which will take place on Tuesday noon on Syntagma square.
Syntagma and Omonoia squares, where SYRIZA and KKE (Greek communist party) have already called for people to protest, ARE NOT included, in the prohibition zone of the police press release.