Greek Gunmen Drive Van Into Microsoft HQ

Latest in series of attacks on symbols of power in Greece
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2012 7:35 AM CDT
Updated Jun 27, 2012 8:07 AM CDT
A security officer stands by the mini-van used by attackers at entrance to the Microsoft office in an Athens suburb on June 27, 2012.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – If idle hands are the devil's hands, Greece is finding out the hard way: Gunmen this morning stormed Microsoft's Athens headquarters, ramming the building with a gasoline-laden van before setting fire to it. The attack injured no one, but heavily damaged the building's first floor and shut the office for at least the day, in what Reuters notes is the latest in a series of arson hits on banks and foreign companies as anger simmers over high unemployment and austerity measures in the financially strapped nation. No one has claimed responsibility for the Microsoft attack, but the AP notes that anarchist or radical left-wing groups are usually responsible. (Read more Athens stories.)

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