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Jul 30, 2013

30-greece-epaThe Independent

Monks refusing to obey an eviction order hurled Molotov cocktails at bailiffs who were trying to bulldoze their way into a monastic sanctuary in Mount Athos, northern Greece on Monday morning.

The monks say they have been barricaded inside the administrative offices for their monasteries in the city of Karyes, the capital of Mount Athos, for 12 days.

Video footage recorded by the monks and given to The Independent shows bailiffs driving the bulldozer into the doors in an attempt to break it down.

Father Savvas, one of the monks inside the building, told The Independent over the phone that around 20-25 men tried to break down the door with an earth-moving vehicle early Monday morning.

“We’re under siege: they’re trying to break our morale, waiting for us to run out of food, so we’re expecting their next big move,” Father Savvas said.

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