Tension is high across the country. The most farmers’ blockades of highways and other roads go on, entering the 3rd week of struggle with no perspective of coming to an agreement with the government soon. The strike of the egyptian fishermen in Nea Michaniona also goes on. For the issue a demonstration took place in Thessaloniki by the fishermen and people in solidarity and also a solidarity concert was held for gathering of money in order to help the fishermen to continue their struggle. In Exarchia the police continues the provocations and the government continues the announcements of new measures that enrage the population. Also the last week a series of direct actions took place. Some of them are:
23 January: About 20 anarchists invaded a supermarket in Chalandri (Athens), expropriated many things and gave them to people in the area. When leaving they gave flyers that wrote “Against bosses, states and their minions – we come for what belongs to us”. The people were congratulating the comrades.
26 January, 2.38am: Arson attack against some state owned cars in the Old Town of Thessaloniki. The action was claimed by “Arsonists for the materialization of the destructive dream”. They send their solidarity to the prisoner Polys Georgiadis, who is charged for participation in the kidnapping of Mylonas (president of the industrialists) and whose trial is on 2nd of February.
27 January: 3 incediary devices went off around the supermarket Carrefour in Argyroupoli, Athens. The action was claimed the next day. They say that their intention was to burn down the whole building, something that “unfortunately did not happen”. They send their solidarity to Polys Georgiadis and to Vaggelis Chrisochoides, who are both charged for the kidnapping.
28 January: incendiary device went off at the office of Kostas Simitis (ex prime minister, until 2004). The arson was claimed by “Revolutionary Liberating Action”, a group that has claimed some more actions in the past.
The night of 28 to 29 of January many arson attacks took place in Athens and Thessaloniki. The targets were: a local office of New Democracy (ex ruling right wing party), 2 cars of UN, 2 cars of private companies in Athens, and at least 6 luxurious cars in different areas, an ATM and a McDonalds in Thessaloniki.
The night of 30 to 31 of January arson attacks took place at the 18th Tax Office in Neos Kosmos (Athens), at the store of the company ALUMIL (which belongs to the kidnapped industrialist) in Voula (Athens). Also a luxurious car and a diplomatic car were burnt in Chalandri and Neo Psychiko (Athens).
For the last attacks there is no claim of responsibility until now.