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Athens, Greece: ¡No Pasarán! Anarchists React to the Eviction of Kouvelou Squat

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

From Anarchists Worldwide:

Athens, Greece: The Greek government has gone into war with anarchists and anti authoritarians, following the end of a 15 days ultimatum issued by the Ministry of “Public Order”, towards the dozens of political and refugee squats across Greece (some of them more than 30 years old), threatening them with violent evictions by the riot police and police special forces, if they did not evacuate within the deadline. The deadline ended on Thursday night on the 5th of December 2019, a political decision by the Greek State aiming to agitate and create an “explosive atmosphere”.

Following the first wave of attacks and evictions, mainly against squats housing refugees during the fall, the second wave of attacks has just begun, this time against political squats and social centers. Coinciding with the arrest of antifascists and the proposed judicial acquittal of Neo Nazi leaders in the Golden Dawn trial, the right wing Greek government and its self proclaimed socialist Minister of Public Order have proceeded with the eviction of “Kouvelou Mansion” Squat in Marousi, Athens on Tuesday 17 December, while another three squats have been evicted today December 18th, in Koukaki, Athens, following a massive police operation, that terrorized a whole neighborhood with police brutality, attacking people living in adjoining houses that were no squats. Brutal images of Greek SWAT policemen having their boots on people’s heads on the ground and a mother bound on the floor of her terrace with a hood on her head, reminiscing of Abu Ghraib torture images, have been circulated in the media.

While this info text is being written it has become known that at about 22:00 today 18 December, people attacked shops and banks near the main square of Athens at Syntagma, while also the Christmas tree at Exarcheia Square in Athens has been set on fire [Note from Anarchists Worldwide: see second video]. While the Greek government has proclaimed that more than 20 squats, just in Athens, will be violently evicted until the end of 2019, the police attacks seems like the match that will put fire in an already explosive situation during Christmas and New Year’s festivities.

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Type C Prisons: Domokos prison chief warden killed by Kalashnikovs near Lamia (Greece)

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

The chief warden of Domokos’ Type C high security prison was murdered on Saturday (21/02/2015) evening near the city of Lamia, in central Greece, police said. According to the information received so far, the 47 year-old victim left his house in the area of Kouvela, located between the town of Lamia and Stylida, just before 17.30 to go hunting in the wider area.

As soon as he got into his jeep, a passenger car with two or three individuals approached him and opened fire with Kalashnikovs and a nine-millimeter pistol. The victim was riddled with more than 20 bullets on the head and chest and had no time to react.

Police launched a manhunt to find the suspects and set up road blocks in the wider area but at time of writing had failed to find anything other than empty shells, witness statements and a corpse.

War against the existent

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