Strong police presence with 5 riot cop vans behind the court building plus the usual cops of the court. Many cowboys of the “zita”, “delta”, and “dias” forces and a chain of cops at the steps of the courts.
Things at the gathering were calm, about 100 comrades gathered, a good atmosphere, the text about Giannis case was being read on the sound system and flyers demanding his release were thrown all over.
After that the comrades moved towards the courts. The solidarity gathering continued there while Giannis was inside. Leaving the court the comrades gathered passed by two cop cars and managed to smash one.
Giannis took responsibility for the arson but denied to say anything else. He was taken to avlona prisons the next day.
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM
IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS
FREEDOM TO ANARCHIST G.SKOULOUDIS
Thessaloniki courts SMASHED UP
at the hearing of the arrested 19year old comrade Giannis Skouloudis
The provocative attitude of the cops did not stay unanswered today, comrades attacked the riot cop units inside the court building outside the room the comrade was being held.
The attitude of the comrades was militant. Despite the attack on the riot cops, no comrade was left behind. There were two riot cop units, one in front of us and one on the side (which was just sitting
around). After that windows were smashed inside the court on the first floor as well as cop shields. All the cops managed to do was throw one tear gas cannister which we didn't even realize.
It was answered to immediately with a fire extinguisher by a comrade.
No comrade stepped back neither feared, since all of us felt the rage inside of us for the arrested comrade.
Since the cops did not manage to do anything with the comrades they hit the mother of the accused comrade over the head.
The 19year old was arrested yesterday accused of arson of a car of the national electricity company.
The charges of the comrade are with the “anti-terrorist” law:
“Composing a criminal organization”
“Arson”, “Explosion”, charges concerning the possession, making and use of explosive devices, and “Grievous criminal damage”, and breaking the law “about weapons”.
After arresting him the “anti-terrorist” police looking for another 3 people did a show of power transforming it into an exercise, stopped people everywhere, raided comrades homes and harassed
anyone who looked “suspicious”.
No one hostage in the hands of the state.
EVERY REVOLUTIONARY A WILD FLOWER
FREEDOM TO COMRADE SKOULOUDIS
boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow!