Incident Summary:

05/18/2020: Assailants set up a garbage cans barricade along Apostle Paul Street near the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. When police officers arrived at the scene, assailants then threw approximately 20 Molotov cocktails at the officers. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Anarchists.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Apostle Paul Street near the Turkish Consulate.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
At least 20 Molotov cocktails were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anarchists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 10
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Athens arson spree was coordinated, police say,", May 19, 2020.
"Greece: Riots break out near Turkish Consulate,", May 18, 2020.