Brighton: Demo – Sunday 12 April in solidarity with anarchists in Spain & Catalunya – 'Operación Piñata' (UK)

**NB: There is a demonstration organised for Brighton at the Clock-Tower on Sunday 12th at 6pm**

Last Monday (April 30th) there was a new repressive strike against the anarchist movement in Spain. Thirty-eight people were arrested in a police operation under the name ‘Operación Piñata‘. Fifteen of them are facing charges of terrorism and five are in preventive imprisonment. The raids were carried out on private homes, social centres and squatted spaces in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada.

These police raids were carried out in a very open way, trying to create the maximum social alarm. The media have published the names of the people arrested and the groups they are involved in, presenting the fake police accusations as fact. They talk about ‘anarchist terrorism’ and organisations with leaders, hierarchical infrastructures and various ‘capitation’ methods the arrested allegedly use to ‘fund’ their ‘illegal’ activities.

These raids are a continuation of police operation ‘Operación Pandora‘, which took place last December within the context of the increasingly repressive politics employed by the Spanish government.

Solidarity actions have already started across Spain. It is very important to show that our comrades are not alone and that we are not scared, but angry.

We ask you to carry out your own actions, such as organising demonstrations, publicity and contacting the Embassy and Consulate in London or the Consulate in Edinburgh:

Spanish Embassy, 39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB.
Telephone: 020 7235 55 55
Fax: 020 7259 53 92
Email: emb.londres@maec.es

Spanish Consulate, 20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ.
Telephone: 020 7589 8989 / 020 7594 4904
Fax: 020 7581 7888
E-mail: cog.londres@maec.es.

Spanish Consulate, 63 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 3LJ.
Phone: 0131 220 1843 / 0131 220 1439 / 0131 220 1442
Fax: 0131 226 4568
E-mail: cog.edimburgo@maec.es.

**NB: There is a demonstration organised for Brighton at the Clock-Tower on Sunday 12th at 6pm**

In solidarity,


For further information see: Spain Stinks Like A Police State

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