The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) criticised the government's decision to support military action in Libya in an announcement on Saturday, saying this was "extremely dangerous for the Greek people"

It said that the government had decided to "support and participate in the slaughter and dismemberment of Libya" by supplying planes, helicopters, ships, bases and other facilities that promoted the "special and general interests of plutocracy", and thus embroiled Greece in a new round of heightened competition and imperialists wars in the region.

KKE went on to attack main opposition New Democracy and smaller opposition parties that supported Greek involvement in Libya.

KKE holds rally against Libya attack

A rally and protest march against the attack in Libya was held in Athens on Sunday afternoon, at the initiative of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and its youth group KNE.

The demonstrators gathered at Syntagma Square and then marched to the U.S. embassy.

The march was headed by KKE Secretary General Aleka Papariga. Shouting slogans against the attack in Libya, the demonstrators made stops during the march in front of the embassies of France and Britain, while posting a resolution at the European Union's offices.