Nathalie Savaricas
July 29, 2013

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 monastery of Esphigmenou in the city of Karyes, the capital of Mount Athos, where monasteries have administrative offices, for twelve 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.

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