Leftist leader dismisses criticism
The leader of the Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos) Alexis Tsipras on Sunday called an unscheduled press conference where he decried what he called "slanderous" statements against the recent protests by youths in the country, referring to a small minority's actions leading to «catastrophic tactics".
In response to press questions regarding the ubiquitous hooded individuals that cause disturbances at many otherwise peaceful rallies and demonstrations in the country, Tsipras said that "Synaspismos and its affiliated Parliamentary group, SYRIZA, are in an ideological conflict with the hooded gangs, because violence brings forth violence and leads to an impasse..."
Tsipras also presented six proposals "... to unite the majority of our society and give to youth and citizens a positive prospect for struggle," he said, adding that "youth movements must reach a victory and positive achievements".
The leftist leader also announced that Synaspismos' proposals will be presented to President of Republic Karolos Papoulias.
Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos) Alexis Tsipras