A grandiose operation of the municipal authorities to clean up the territory took place on Varnava Square. The square turned into a real dump with mountains of garbage after the coronation there.
A team of cleaners, augmented by additional personnel, collected the waste, filling about 20 large bags. After that, the area was swept and washed with a disinfectant solution, along with the sidewalk and the surrounding area.
The deputy mayor of the municipality of Athens, Nikos Avramidis, notes, however, that this is “a normal procedure followed by municipal services on a daily basis. In every district of the capital, places of concentration of citizens (public gardens, etc.) are carefully cleaned.”
Barnabas Square was soon again “handed over” to the local residents in a clean and tidy state.
Unsightly photos of the landfill were posted on social media. On them, the area looked like “after a bomb explosion”: with cigarette butts, napkins, plastic bottles and glasses, as well as beer cans scattered all over the place.
The garbage was left by the townspeople, who decided to “have a full blast” at the Barnabas Square over the weekend. Residents of the area call the police daily, reporting on the gathering of young people under their balconies at the height of the pandemic.