Authorities on Thursday announced the arrests of two suspects in the fatal mugging of 44-year-old Manolis Kantaris in an Athens inner city district last week, when the victim attempted to retrieve his car to carry his wife to a maternity ward to give birth to their second child.
The shocking incident generated heated protests in the area -- near Victoria square -- with far-rightists groups rallying at the site of the killing against the presence of illegal migrants in the city's centre, followed by counter-rallies by ultra-leftists.

Both of the suspects were identified as Afghan nationals, presumably illegal migrants. A third man, also described as an Afghan, is wanted.