Archaeologists employed by the Tradition Ministry staged a five-hour work stoppage to protest what their affiliation described as a “mafia-style assault.”
“Our colleague’s … private life doesn’t justify any such prison assault and we instantly relate it to the circumstances that he dealt with on the island of Mykonos,” Despina Koutsoumba, the pinnacle of the protesting archaeologists’ affiliation advised an internet information convention Monday.
“In the middle of his duties he had handled critical circumstances of violations of archaeological and environmental laws and of the laws to (shield) coastal areas.”
The protest was joined by ministry workers in Athens in addition to the nationwide Affiliation of Archaeological Conservators.
Planning permission in Greece is usually topic to a veto by the native archaeological service, which is tasked with defending the nation’s historic heritage.
Considered one of Greece’s finest recognized vacation locations, Mykonos was settled in historic occasions and hosts an archaeological museum. It’s situated subsequent to the tiny and uninhabited island of Delos, an historic business, non secular and political heart that’s thought of one in all Greece’s most essential archaeological websites.
The Tradition Ministry condemned the assault, whereas Mykonos Mayor Constantinos Koukas described the beating as a “prison and brazen assault that has shocked us all.”
This story has been corrected to indicate that the assault occurred in Athens, not on Mykonos.