Repair works on Syntagma Square, performed by the City of Athens after the removal of a makeshift campsite set up by the so-called movement of the “indignants’, will be completed on Thursday with the laying of lawn turf.
The endeavour was launched last Monday after the damage caused to the square during the recent violent clashes between police and demonstrators were recorded and assessed.
Repairs began two days ago with the replacement of the automatic watering system which was completely destroyed by the “campers” in order to be able to set up their tents.
Athens deputy mayor Angelos Antonopoulos told ANA-MPA that the materials used for the repairs cost roughly 10,000 euros, adding that a request has been made for a 24-hour police protection of the square’s restored section to prevent vandalisms.