Anxious appears Giannis Boutaris for the episodes that have been plaguing western Thessaloniki for the last few days. The former mayor of the city, Giannis Boutaris, spoke about the rise of the extreme right, emphasizing how the punishments should be toughened.
Speaking to ThessToday.gr and citing the example of Germany, Giannis Boutaris said that the rise of the far right is a phenomenon that is observed throughout Europe and causes particular concern. “Nazi organizations, these nationalist insane people all over Europe, are on the rise.”
Asked why the western districts of Thessaloniki, where once the KKE was a strong force, now seem to be leaning towards the far right, Mr. Boutaris commented: “Golden Dawn” moves “the people more. The KKE is not an aggressive organization. “They never made a fuss.”
Giannis Boutaris about the conflicts in EPAL
Condemning the ongoing episodes in the EPAL Thessaloniki, Giannis Boutaris stressed that the legislation should be tightened, as well as the attitude of ELAS. He also expressed his concern that such phenomena may extend beyond western Thessaloniki.
“The police must be stricter and such people must not be allowed to enter schools. The police must take strict measures. They do not understand anything. The legislation needs to change a bit. It is not possible to catch them and not be able to hold them. Let them work in forced labor. Let them be sent to rural prisons to run all day. See how nice they will have… “.
The past of the extreme right arrested in the attack on Giannis Boutaris
Earlier on Tuesday (05.10.2021) it is recalled that three people were identified by ELAS for the attack in Ilioupoli, Thessaloniki.
In fact, one of the perpetrators was involved in the attack on Giannis Boutaris, in May 2018. When asked if he was afraid of messages, he repeated the goal of the extreme right, the first mayor stated that he was not worried.
“I was targeted throughout my term as mayor. So I’m not worried. “