On Saturday, Mayor of Thessaloniki Yannis Boutaris was attacked in the area of the White Tower of Thessaloniki, on the occasion of an event in memory of the Pontian Greek Genocide. Some people first attacked Mr. Boutaris verbally, asking him to leave. Then certain people attacked him physically, and caused damages to his car. Mr. Boutaris was taken to the hospital, where he spent the night, and was discharged after the medical tests.
All State and political leaders of Greece, as well as the Pontian Greek federations have condemned the verbal and physical attack to Mr. Boutaris.
Translation: Eleni Gogou