"Everything that does not kill you makes you stronger," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday to Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris.

Tsipras pointed out that the mayor's stance has become a symbol and noted that, while some may claim that the attack was coincidental and spontaneous, in fact it was organized.

On his part, Boutaris asked the Prime Minister to discuss with Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas if there is a possibility to stop discussion threads on Facebook that encourage the organisation of attacks.