Tuesday, April 6, 2010

French police fired first in clash that killed officer: ETA

MADRID — French police fired the first shot in a shootout in a Paris suburb last month in which one of their officers died, said a statement issued Sunday by the Basque separatist group ETA.

The statement, written in Basque and published in the Basque daily Gara, said a police officer had fired two shots towards one of four activists they had already captured before other ETA militants intervened.

President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed to wipe out ETA bases in France after 52-year-old Jean-Serge Nerin became the first French police officer to be killed by the separatists following the March 16 gun battle.

The ETA statement said French officers had captured the four ETA activists in a forest near the town of Dammarie-les-Lys, 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of Paris after they had stolen several cars from a local dealership.

After a French officer had fired towards one of the captured activists, though without intending to hit him, three other ETA members arrived at the scene, the statement continued.

They had given a clear warning to the French police officers, telling them throw down their weapons and leave: in the subsequent gun battle, ETA militants had fired nine shots, the French police many more, the statement said.

Gara, the newspaper that carried the statement, is recognised as one of ETA’s channels of communication.

From the outset, French investigators had attributed his killing to the Basque militant group, which has waged a long-running armed campaign for an independent homeland.

French anti-terrorism police subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man who identified himself as an ETA member and said they were hunting five others, including a woman.

ETA, banned as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States, is blamed for 828 deaths in its 41-year campaign for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and southwestern France.

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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.



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1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)