Thursday, 20 December 2012

STATE REPRESSION.


      As poverty bites ever deeper in Greece so does state repressions. This morning the riot police raid and tried to evict a squat that has been in existence for 22 years. There has been several attempts to evict but it has always been re-occupied.

Hands off Villa Amalias! Solidarity with squats.
      
       Today, December 20th, 2012 at 7am police forces raided Villa Amalias squat. Pretext for this oppressive exhibition of power has been an ‘anonymous complaint’ to the police. Eight comrades (six Greek-born and two from abroad) who were inside the squat have been arrested and taken to the GADA police headquarters on Alexandras avenue, where they are still being held.
        Comrades who came to the area in solidarity with the squatters were also detained by repression motorcycle units, while the same happened to other comrades who were caught inside the Athens City Hall, on Liosion street, where they had gone to make an intervention against the repression mayor Giorgos Kaminis. (The latter were reportedly released after a while.)
       From the beginning of the raid, dozens of comrades gathered outside the squat; we remain on Acharnon street till this moment calling out for solidarity.
Mayors and ministers just get it through your head: not even in your wildest dreams could you take Villa Amalias from us.
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