A march with the participation of about a hundred young people, including minors, took place in the center of Athens on Sunday evening.
A group of about 100 young people gathered to show their support for the controversial British-American “influencer” and misogynist Andrew Tate, who is currently in a Romanian prison on charges of human trafficking, rape, organizing a criminal community to exploit women for the porn industry. .
The protesters “gathered at Syntagma Square in front of Parliament and marched down the main street of Ermou chanting “Free TopG”, one of the nicknames used by Tate.
Πρεπει να μας απασχολησει σοβαρα το γιατι αδιαφορουν οσοι συμμετείχαν χθες στη πορεια,στην Αθηνα, υπερ του Αντριου Τειτ,που κατηγορείται για βιασμό,sex trafficking, σύσταση εγκλημ.οργάνωσης που με τον αδελφο του εκμεταλλεύονταν γυναίκες για ταινιες πορνο!
— 𝔼ΛβA (@Elva6) January 17, 2023
We should be seriously concerned about the indifference of those who marched in Athens yesterday in defense of Andrew Tate, accused of rape, sex trafficking, the creation of a criminal organization that, along with his brother, exploited women for porn films!, post author writes
According to some social media reports, the march was organized by an anonymous TikTok account, with “protesters” claiming to have joined the rally “for no reason”*.
Andrew Tate, 36, is a British and US citizen with 4.5 million Twitter followers who was previously banned from various high-profile social platforms for expressing misogynistic views – including that rape victims should be “responsible” for the assault – and hate speech, according to the Associated Press.
Emory Andrew Tate III is an American-British internet star and former professional kickboxer. Following his kickboxing career, Tate began offering paid courses and memberships through his website, and later rose to fame as an influential online blogger.
The former kickboxer and reality TV contestant was arrested on December 30 in Bucharest along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women on charges of organized crime, human trafficking and rape.
Reuters reported that Romanian authorities seized 18 million lei ($3.95 million) worth of goods and money as part of a criminal investigation into Tate’s activities.
There are six victims in total. They were forced to participate in pornographic videos, which were then sold on the Internet. Presumably, the women were webcam models.
Sunday’s march sparked a backlash on Greek social media, with calls for parents and educators to take note of what could be a growing trend among the country’s youth.
The fact is that whenever young people and teenagers are arrested for either disorderly conduct or rape, they claim they did it “for fun.” It’s a really disgusting idea of fun these days.
* Judging by the audience in the video, Tate may have found friends who were able to raise money for the participation of young people at this rally. Painfully specific audience… It is worth noting that in Greece, the practice of paid rallies and demonstrations is quite rare.