US-NATO flags torched at pro-Syria protest in Greece
Greek protesters burned the flags of the United States and NATO in Athens on Friday, on the 74th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi Germany in 1944.
The Star and Stripes and NATO’s compass were the target of scorn because of US intervention in the Syrian civil war against the government of Bashar al-Assad and its allies.
For communist activist Pavlos Antonopoulos the “government bears responsibility” for allowing the Greek armed forces to fight “alongside the imperialist Americans.”
“The response right now should be to leave NATO, to close down the US military bases,” Pauvlos added.