Communist protesters have rioted in Athens to protest U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Greece.
Pompeo’s visit on Saturday was met by demonstrators from the KKE, the Greek Communist Party, who burned an American flag, fought with police and threw red paint at a statue of former US President Harry Truman.
Members of the Communist-affiliated trade union PAME were also spotted attacking riot cops, who responded by blasting them with pepper spray.
During his visit to the NATO ally, Pompeo met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Defense Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos to discuss economic reform and security cooperation.
Greek protesters burn U.S. and NATO flags during Pompeo visit