US warns citizens of attacks in Greece

2012-11-16 19:43

Athens - The United States has advised American citizens visiting Greek cities to beware of the possibility of "unprovoked harassment and violent attacks" against people who could be mistaken for foreign migrants.

Greece has seen an increase in racist violence over the past year, with dark-skinned migrants attacked by groups of men armed with metal bars, knives and wooden bats.

Tens of thousands of migrants have also been rounded up by police in a government crackdown on illegal immigration.

In an update Friday to its travel advice, the embassy said US citizens most at risk are "those of African, Asian, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent."

The state department's travel section also said the embassy "has confirmed reports of US African-American citizens detained by police authorities conducting sweeps for illegal immigrants in Athens".

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-11-16 21:20

    White s africans where are with your stinking mouths rant,is it cause your $2b tax was donation to greece

      annemariebotha.lanigan - 2012-11-16 21:32

      Now if you could repost that in logical english, someone might answer the question you are trying to pose. Doubt it though. Looks like it could be a racist pointless comment

      roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-11-17 02:31

      You need a laxative ASAP.

  • damien.bako - 2012-11-16 21:42

    @sam you must be on good sh@t or you received your education in the last 18 years.

      spartanx93 - 2012-11-17 07:49

      Sam's a product of the fine ANC education system...... hahahahaha

  • spiekeries - 2012-11-16 21:45

    Isreal must take all the Hamas scum to this country, the Greeks will sort them out chop chop

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-16 21:54

      Bloody agent

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