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  • daolag daolag Sep 27, 2013 8:56 AM Flag


    Associated Press
    Elena Becatoros, Associated Press 22 hours ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- An Athens prosecutor ordered an investigation Thursday into a blog post on a military reservists' website demanding the resignation of the government and president and the appointment of an interim government under the guarantee of the armed forces.

    The investigation into the post, which appeared overnight on the Special Forces Reserve Union site, is to be carried out by the electronic crimes squad, misdemeanor court authorities said.

    The posting, which claimed it was speaking on behalf of the special forces reservists and the Greek people, demanded "the immediate resignation of the government due to its inability to provide to the nation the constitutional rights to labor ... health, education, justice, security."

    A later posting on the same site criticized coverage by local broadcast media and blogs of the issue, accusing them of "trying to characterize us as coup instigators."

    "We don't know of any coups being pre-announced internationally, and legally such a characterization lacks any seriousness," it said.

    The group has called for an anti-austerity protest rally in the capital's central Syntagma Square on Saturday afternoon.

    Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said it was unclear exactly who was behind the posting.

    "It's certainly something that should trouble us," he said during a television news program. "But what I want to make clear is that in no case do such texts represent the vast majority of the men of the armed forces or the security forces, who are making great efforts under difficult conditions to defend our society."

    The first posting called for an emergency government to be set up under the head of the country's Supreme Court and staffed by non-politicians, as well as for Greece to withdraw from all its commitments under its international bailout.

    Greece has been dependent on rescue loans from the International Monetary Fund and other European countr

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