Greek Prime Minister Apologizes Amid Protests over Government’s Handling of Wildfires

HeadlineAug 10, 2021

In Greece, firefighters are battling wildfires in the suburbs of Athens for the fifth straight day. On Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered under smoky skies outside the Greek Parliament to protest the government’s handling of the blazes.

Nikos Loutos: “We are protesting against the government that has let the country burn because it puts profits before people. We are protesting because they spend millions on warplanes and police, and not for the fire brigade.”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologized for his government’s failures responding to the fires and promised compensation to victims. 

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