Anarchists briefly take over Greek radio studio

January 10, 2012 - 10:06 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of anarchists took over the studio of a local radio station in the Greek capital Tuesday, and broadcast a message in support of a domestic terrorist group.

Flash radio said the group had taken over the studio in the late morning and broadcast a message supporting Revolutionary Struggle, a group best known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the U.S. Embassy in Athens in 2007. Eight suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle are currently on trial.

After the initial message broadcast, the station continued with its regular programming.

Police said they arrested 20 people who had participated in the occupation. They were to be charged with a felony count of praising terrorism.