AMNA - Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris on Thursday repeated the municipality's decision to refuse permission for large rallies and meetings in the city's central Aristotle Square.
The municipality repeated this position after the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) announced its decision to hold a major pre-election rally in the square on Monday night, to be addressed by KKE General Secretary Aleka Papariga.
"Gatherings in Aristotele Square create serious problems to the operation of the market since the police closes off roads early on and we have complaints from residents. Anyone wishing to hold a rally there is unaware of the municipal council's decision," Boutaris said in statement.
In addition to KKE, the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is planning a pre-election rally with Alexis Tsipras as its main speaker in Aristotelous Square on May 4.