Greek filmmaker Dimitris Kollatos was arrested, on March 27 at his house in Kolonaki, Athens on the charge of insulting the national emblem.
Kollatos raised on the balcony of his house, which is situated almost opposite the German Embassy, a Greek flag on which the Parthenon was depicted with red stains under a German boot. He chose this way to protest against Germany’s role in the Greek crisis.
Policemen asked Kollatos to remove the flag from his balcony and when he refused they arrested him and took him to the police station of Kolonaki where he is still detained.
Officially, the reason for his arrest is insulting the Greek flag, but according to the director, the arrest was made to satisfy a German Embassy request.