Friday, September 4, 2009

Police tonight attacked the self-organised Navarinou park in Exarcheia, central Athens.

Two police jeeps were in Mesologiou and Koleti street at 1:30am tonight. The people there stated throwing stuff at them to defend their free space. Police forces encircled Exarcheia and cops were seen on Patision street. At least one noise-light grenade was used near Zoodoxou Pigis street in the self-managed Navarinou park. Rumours say 2 persons were detained at Solonos street. Others say there were 3 or 4 jeeps and lots of tear gas was fired.

Some youths were graffiting walls at the corner or Solonos and Charilaou Trikoupi streets. The two police jeeps stopped there and arrested one youth (the rest managed to leave). The cops drove in Navarinou street towards Koleti, using their sirens to drive away a nearby taxi that was blocking their way. At Koleti and Zoodohou Pigis corner a few people tried to defend against the two approaching jeeps. The jeeps managed to leave with the arrested guy.

A posting says the youth was seen in handcuffs. The noise-light grenade was thrown at Trikoupi and Solonos corner. Another says lots of tear gas was used in Tzavela and Mesolongiou street corner, with more arrests. A Delta police group was also stationed there for half an hour, swearing at people.

Some say they saw an injured person and cops swearing "we will fuck your Exarcheia" (Exarcheia is considered to be "the anarchist district" in Athens). Another posting says the injured youth was at Tzavela and Benaki street corner with blood in his/her head.

At 2:30am Delta cops entered Exarcheia square and beaten people there. Another posting confirms two arrests, one injured. Policemen also at Ippokratous and Arachovis streets.

Garbage cans were put on fire in Zoodohou Pigis and Metaxa streets. A Delta group was on Asklipiou street at 2:30am. Cover police were also seen. Policemen with searchlights entered the self-managed park. At Solonos and Trikoupi streets cops were swearing at two arrested youths, and some people ran towards them in solidarity, and at that moment a cop threatened to use his gun. Another cop threw a noise-light grenade and the people left. More than 50 Delta policemen were seen around, also in Eresou, Valtetsiou and Tositsa streets.

A posting claims that cover police and strong police forces were seen nearby from 11:30pm, and assumes the attack was pre-organised. Also policemen were seen in Mavrometeon, Derigny streets and around the Asoee university.

Police "do not cross" lines were put around near the Athens law school. The media talk about 5 arrests. Firefighters dealt with the garbage cans that were put on fire. By 3am about 100 policemen were in Akadimias (the old "Irida" centre). the traffic was stopped in Solonos. There were 150 people in and around the Navarinou park when they got attacked.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)