Saturday, June 15 2024

Bulgarian man arrested for lowering the Greek flag at Kavala Central Port

Greek flag Kavala
 
Officers of the Kavala Central Port Authority arrested a 35-year-old Bulgarian man after he lowered the Greek flag from a mast in the harbor of the northern Greek town while hoisting a Bulgarian flag and apparently yelling, “This is Bulgaria.” 
 
HDN Newsroom
 
According to reports, the arrested man had been previously involved in a similar incident. 
 
The 35-year-old man stated that he is a member of a Bulgarian extremist organization which believes that Kavala and the surrounding areas do not belong to Greece, but to Bulgaria. 
 
He appeared before a prosecutor, who charged him with insulting national symbols, and was released shortly afterward.