The unveiling of the plaque in honour of the three victims of the tragedy, Angeliki Papathanassopoulou (32 years old-4 months pregnant), Epamineondas Tsakalis (36 years old) and Paraskevi Zoulia (35 years old) took place today, at the initiative of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. in the presence of the President of the Republic, the President of KINAL and the Mayor of Athens. The President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, called on Marfin not to make the issue of Marfin a matter of political controversy, adding that today’s ceremony is not only a symbolic gesture to save their memory, but also a first small step to justify them.
“Today’s initiative of the state to place a plaque of memory at the point where, ten years ago, three of our fellow human beings died so unjustly and unnecessarily, Paraskevi Zoulia, Epamineondas Tsakalis and Angeliki Papathanassopoulou with her unborn baby, is not just a symbolic gesture of saving their memory, but also a first small step to justify them. The value of the memory of citizens who have fallen victim to hatred and ideological violence cannot be a field of political controversy and division. Instead, he must find us all united. Tragic events like this are incompatible with our democratic tradition and the society we envision. I hope and hope that we will never experience events of extreme polarization and blind violence in our country. ”
Ms Sakellaropoulou then spoke with the relatives of the victims who were present. “It simply came to our notice then. It is important for the place not only for you. Always be good to remember them and not to experience such moments again, “said the President of the Republic.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his regret for the fact that the political world of the country did not attend the ceremony in a statement. At the same time, he noted that the message of today’s ceremony is that the country should never again fall victim to blind division and violence.
“Today is a simple ceremony, in the presence of the President of the Republic, we honoured the memory of three of our fellow citizens, who were tragically murdered in this building. The symbolism of today’s movement is clear: “Never again will the country fall victim to blind division, hatred, violence, which can never be justified ideologically wherever it comes from.” The political world as a whole should be present at this ceremony today. So that we can send a message that we have left these difficult times for our country behind. Unfortunately, we did not manage to be here, all the political leaders, as I believe, would be wanted by the whole of Greek society. Pity. In any case, we are moving forward leaving behind these times, but with vivid memories, engraved forever in our souls, an era that hurt us all more and more the families of the victims who are still searching for justice with great delay. “, Stressed the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, spoke with relatives of the victims who attended the ceremony.