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Posts Tagged ‘Police Brutality’

Touch the Sky: Stories, Subversions & Complexities of Ferguson (U$A)

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

A video collage reflecting on the raw moments of the 2014 Ferguson riots.
A film for the wild ones, the anarchists, and the dreamers…

Trailer: https://archive.org/details/touch-the-sky-trailer
Full movie: https://archive.org/details/touch-the-sky

Come see it! It’s free!

August 13, 2020

Cincinnati, 7pm, Mt. Healthy City Park
Brussels (Belgium)*

August 29, 2020

Monterey (CA), Old Capitol Books (virtual)
Bakersfield (CA), TBA

Sometime (TBA) in August 2020

Knoxville, TBA
Santa Fe, TBA
Albuquerque, TBA
Quilcene (WA), TBA
Munich (Germany), TBA
The Hague (Netherlands), TBA
Amsterdam (Netherlands), TBA

Sometime (TBA) in September 2020

Montreal (Canada), TBA
Montpellier (France), TBA
Ljubljana (Slovenia), TBA

* = contact us for venue info

If you’re interested in setting up a screening in your area, contact: touchthesky [at} riseup {dot) net

112 minutes // 2019 // St. Louis, MO (USA) // English // English & French subtitles

Touch the Sky

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Greece: V. Maggos was savagely beaten by riot cops at a solidarity demo – 1 month later he is found dead

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Vasilis Maggos was savagely beaten by riot cops at a solidarity demo.
1 month later he is found dead

The video that you’ll see depicts the brutal riot police attack against 27-year-old Vassilis Maggos on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in the Greek city of Volos, during a rally of solidarity to the detainees of the previous day’s protest (13/6) against the polluting garbage burning by LAFARGE / AGET companies and against the creation of an SRF factory by the Municipality of Volos.

According to myvolos. net, Vassilis Maggos was found dead in his room by his mother yesterday evening (July 13, 2020). “The mother tried to bring her son back to life and notified the emergency services, but it was already late. The police rushed to the spot and examined the area, ruling out any criminal activity and requested an autopsy – necropsy to determine the causes of death of 27-year-old Vassilis Maggos, who almost a month ago had been recorded to be brutally attacked by the riot police outside the Courts of Volos.

According to a post at the time by the “People’s Assembly against Garbage Incineration” the originally posted the above video on June 14, 2020, The young man was savagely beaten in front of passers-by in the center of Volos and was taken to the Magnesia Police Department. In the car that transported him, according to his father’s testimony, the police continued to beat and abuse him. The severe beating continued inside the police headquarters building. They beat him mercilessly, breaking his ribs until the young man shouted “I cannot breathe”. At the height of the violence, the police tortured him. When he asked for water, they took him to the freezer and gave him water drop by drop just to torture him and while he could not stand on his legs. In the end, they released him so that he could be taken to the hospital, because he needed immediate medical treatment. His condition was so dire that the doctors were afraid that his broken bones may pierce his vital organs”. “Amongst his injuries, he had suffered 7 broken ribs and vital organ injuries”.

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July 3, 2020: Night of brutal police violence and terrorism in Exarchia / 3 Ιουλίου 2020: Νύχτα ωμής αστυνομικής βίας και τρομοκρατίας στα Εξάρχεια

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Πρωτοφανή σκηνικά ακόμη και για τα έως τώρα δεδομένα της ΕΛ.ΑΣ. εκτυλίχθηκαν στα Εξάρχεια το βράδυ της Παρασκευής 3 Ιούλη 2020.

Ντοπαρισμένοι αστυνομικοί από την ασυδοσία που τους πρόσφερε η απαγόρευση των συναθροίσεων κατά τη διάρκεια της καραντίνας του Κορωνοιού, αλλά και το επερχόμενο νομοσχέδιο για περιορισμό και απαγόρευση των διαδηλώσεων, εισέβαλαν στη περιοχή, επιτέθηκαν σε συναυλία αλληλεγγύης στην Κατάληψη Δερβενιών 56 που εκκενώθηκε πρόσφατα, έπνιξαν την περιοχή στα ασφυξιογόνα, διέλυσαν τη συναυλία, χτύπησαν με ωμή βιαιότητα όποιον και όποια έτρεχε για να ξεφύγει από τη μανία τους και τα χημικά, έπεφταν με τις μηχανές τους με ταχύτητα πάνω σε παρευρισκόμενους , υπήρχαν περιπτώσεις που μηχανές Δέλτα πέρασαν μαρσάροντας πάνω από πεσμένους ανθρώπους σπάζοντας τους πόδια και χέρια, έριχναν σε ευθεία βολή χειροβομβίδες κρότου-λάμψης πάνω σε κόσμο, μάτωσαν στην κυριολεξία πελάτες μαγαζιών στην πλατεία Εξαρχείων, στη Θεμιστοκλέους, στην Κωλέττη και στη Μεσολογγίου, πέταξαν ασφυξιογόνο μέσα σε μπαρ γεμάτο από ανθρώπους, εισέβαλλαν σε άλλα μπαρ χτυπώντας άγρια εργαζομένους και θαμώνες, έσπασαν μαγαζιά μέσα κι έξω, πετούσαν στον κόσμο καρέκλες και τραπέζια που βρίσκονταν εξωτερικά κι όλα τα παραπάνω καταγεγραμμένα σε μαρτυρίες, φωτογραφίες και βίντεο που έχουν ήδη κυκλοφορήσει στο διαδίκτυο τις προηγούμενες 2 ημέρες και το βίντεο αυτό έρχεται προς επίρρωση απλά να προστεθεί σε όλα αυτά.

Και μέσα σε αυτό χάος που προξένησε η ελληνική αστυνομία η αλληλεγγύη και η αντίσταση. Κάτοικοι που άνοιγαν τις πόρτες των πολυκατοικιών και τα σπίτια τους για να προσφέρουν καταφύγιο στον κόσμο από τη μανία των ενστόλων. Άνθρωποι που βγήκαν στα μπαλκόνια τους και στο δρόμο ορθώνοντας ανάστημα και οδοφράγματα στην επέλαση των βαρβάρων και αυτός ο χαρακτηρισμός δεν είναι υπερβολή για όσα έπραξαν οι υπάλληλοι των Μητσοτάκη, Χρυσοχοίδη και Μπακογιάννη το βράδυ της Παρασκευής στα Εξάρχεια. Μα ό,τι κι αν κάνουν όμως, σ’αυτή τη γειτονιά όλα γυρίζουν πάλι σε αυτό. «Αντίσταση, αυτοοργάνωση, αλληλεγγύη». Πολλές, μα πολλές δεκαετίες τώρα.

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MPLS police union head Bob Kroll home address (U$A)

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

White supremacist apologist and president of Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (police union) Bob Kroll is attempting to get charges dropped and reinstate the four murderers of George Floyd to their former positions on MPD.

He could use a house visit!

His home residence is :
6589 145th Circle N
Hugo, MN 55038

Verified with tax parcel id records:
https://maps.co.washington.mn.us/WCGIS/

WashPost already tried visiting, but ‘no-one home,’ pulled over by cop and intimidated after leaving residence:

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Graffiti from Bristol, UK in solidarity with anti cop demonstrations across the US

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

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Brussels, Belgium: 100 arrests on anti-police weekend after killing of Adil

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Engie’s utility vehicle in flames at night from Saturday to Sunday

100 arrests for the anti-keuf* weekend [+ A few notes on the inflammatory evening of Saturday 11.04]

Originally from Sans Attendre Demain:

Following the riots that broke out in various areas of Brussels between the evening of Friday 10th and the dawn of Sunday 12th April, there were a total of 100 arrests, according to the authorities. These attacks and fires that broke the normality of confinement started from yet another deadly control of the cops on Friday evening.

In the nights from Saturday to Sunday, in addition to the mass attack on a police station with stones, “street furniture was destroyed and five passenger cars were set on fire,” the media told us. But on closer inspection, notably by checking a video of the journa-cops, we notice that among these famous “burned cars”, one of them is indeed very special. On its white bodywork, we can see the Engie company logo, known to be in particular as a cog in confinement (in addition to supplying energy to this world of oppression). Since domination has every interest in minimizing or concealing fires that target a clearly identified enemy, it would not be surprising if among these four others (perhaps more, who knows?) “Burnt down private cars”, there are also other similar garbage, all as harmful to our lives as each other… (more…)

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Belgium: Riot in Anderlecht area of Brussels after 19 year old killed by cops

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Enraged youth from the Anderlecht area of the capital city Brussels, Belgium rioted yesterday, attacking cop vehicles and hurled missiles at the cops, injuring one and beating up another. The riot was triggered when a cop patrol pursued a 19 year old on a scooter because he refused to stop for a curfew check. He hit an oncoming cop vehicle head on and died on the spot. Hundreds of angry youth from the local area instantly took to the street after a callout on social media attacking the cops who had arrived to reinforce those involved in the killing. Several cop vehicles were set on fire, one youth liberated a gun from a vehicle, shooting it in the air as he ran off.

The local youth has been named as Adil and already the media is doing the state’s dirty work by sending out its appeal for calm, using his family as a weapon to suppress the anger of a local youth’s murder and against the curfew. The cops have further reinforced the area today (Sunday), even with water cannon because they fear that the area will breakout in further rioting. Belgium has been in a four-week curfew in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

This is a clear sign of the riots and insurrection to come that has now arrived in fortress Europe, after other outbreaks of rebellion in other parts of the world, we are even aware of scum media clearly attempting along with the authorities to suppress any outbreaks of rebellion against the coronavirus curfews*. It is only a moment of time before the global backlash erupts.

First Wuhan, Now Brussels, Insurrection Everywhere!

*Riots have erupted in Bristol, China & Palestine, even telephone towers burnt around prison island UK, along with reported raids on supermarkets in the South of Italy in response to ‘lockdown measures’ (curfew!)

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Occupied Palestine: Two days of riots erupt in Jaffa after 16 year old youth defies coronavirus curfew

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The enraged people of Jaffa rioted last Wednesday, burning tires and dumpsters, in protest of a series of violent arrests carried out by occupying forces. Cops were on a patrol in the city’s predominately Arab Ajami neighborhood, when they saw a 16 year old standing with another person.The cops then requested identification in order to find out if he was further than 100 meters from his house.The youth refused their order, resulting in the cops attacking and violently arresting him, all the while more residents surrounded the cops to help him escape. A further 4 people where violently arrested, leading to the local neighbourhood attacking any reinforcements that arrived.

A resident of Jaffa who saw what happened, said: “The feelings are very tense, the situation in Jaffa is out of control. It has been a month since the situation tension between police officers and young people has been so severe. It’s not cops, they’re criminals. They don’t talk.
They hit first. This morning there was a riot between police and residents after a 16-year-old refused to identify himself. When a woman came to disperse the mess, she too was beaten. All of Jaffa is furious.
We can’t stand such a thing that the cops behave in such a way.”

States are doing everything possible to suppress rising anti-social tensions against the curfews imposed worldwide, the occupying forces have unleashed their propoganda trying to discredit the unrest by saying the 16 year old had coronavirus when all he did was resist totalitarian violence.

The Uncivilized

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Berlin, Germany: About the Police Murder of Maria P.

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

On Friday 24.01 around 4.00 a.m, the cops of the police station 51 (Wedekindwache), raided the flat of Maria P. on Grünberger Straße 46, after her flatmate’s phone call, and shot her dead. Police reports and its careful reproduction through mass media profile Maria as a mentally ill person attacking the cops with a knife. At the same time the state, police and the mass media are targeting persons with mental health issues, suggesting that this ‘diagnosis’ is enough for their potential execution.

The day after the murder, people gathered in solidarity and started a spontaneous demo in Maria’s neighbourhood. This demo was attacked by the cops, completing in this way the image of zero tolerance while actively defending the provocative statements of the police union (GdP) and the public prosecutor’s office which said that they are currently assuming that their colleagues have behaved correctly.

Berlin is a city based on the alternative tourism industry and a facade of diversity tolerance, promoting a progressive city image, which offers as products, ideas such as antiracism, antisexism and veganism/vegetarianism without hesitating to rely on the ‘friendly’ police forces (da für dich) to ensure citizen’s peace and security when needed. (more…)

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Report by Anarchists on the Revolt in Chile: November 29-December 6

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

November 29th
42nd Social Revolt Day

LONG LIVE IRREDUCTIBLE ENEMIES OF POWER!

“We are facing a powerful and implacable enemy, who does not respect anything or anyone. He doesn’t respect the lives of human beings, he doesn’t respect our heroes.” The phrase is repeated again and again by the President of the Republic, this time at an early graduation of police.

FEAR is one of the most powerful weapons of power, so it continues to encourage a climate of paranoia to demobilize and divide the oppressed.

The State redoubled its efforts to approve its “Anti-hooded Law.” Piñera points to Anarchists, Barras Bravas [organized supporters of football teams] and drug traffickers as a coordinated trident that unleash violence.

The media plan is to exacerbate the coverage of looting of small stores. The capitalist press launches a powerful emotional charge to delegitimize the Social Revolt.

There is an obvious complicity (by action or omission) between the police, home owners and traffickers, individuals without codes who are not interested in those who are harmed by their actions.

Undoubtedly, private property is part of what we want to destroy, but today our objectives are full of strategic symbolism. If the attack on any premises needs explanation, it is not symbolic enough.

A provisional solution would be “self-defense committees,” but our inexperience and ineffectiveness in these practices allow the “yellow vests” to begin to arm themselves with an undeniable fascist affinity. Let the militia return to the street! It is the speech repeated by the lovers of the neoliberal system, although in their pockets the bills have always shone by their absence. (more…)

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Who are the Hong Kong Frontliners? Part 1 & 2 (China)

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

via Popular Front.

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Makassar, Indonesia: Solidarity Action for West Papuans

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Makassar, Indonesia, August 21st, 2019: Dozens of Makassar citizens took direct action (blocking the road) in front of the Hasanuddin University to convey solidarity with West Papuans who received racist acts and violence from the military, police and ultra-nationalist civil militias.

As for what is written on the banner:

MAKASSAR CITIZENS SOLIDARITY FOR PAPUA

1. STOP TORTURING PAPUANS RIGHT NOW!
2. PAPUANS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY (TO FREEDOM)
3. TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces), POLRI (Indonesian Police Force) AND FASCIST CIVIL MILITIAS, STOP YOUR RACIST ACTS, YOU DICK SHIT!

via Anarchists Worldwide.

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Indonesia: Statement from Bandung Anti Fascist Front on May Day 2019 Repression

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Political Statement of Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) on State Brutality during May Day 2019 in Bandung

We, Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front), hereby condemn and curse every brutal act that the State carried out via its repressive state apparatus against the masses at the 2019 May Day demonstration in Bandung. We also condemn every form of violation to human rights that the State carried out against the arrested comrades in Bandung Police Station and in the Mobile Brigade base in Jatinangor. Furthermore, we also condemn these wretches for their savage actions against May Day demonstrations in many other areas. As for other condemnations, we say to ever State element that took part in the repression of May Day 2019 in Bandung the following: (more…)

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6th of December – International Day against State Terrorism – Athens (Greece)

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

6 December 2008, 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos is shot point blank by cops in the neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens. Alexis falls from the bullet of state murderers and a hurricane of rage rises. This was no accident; it was a targeted murder in the heart of a neighborhood that is, as much historically as in the present, a hub for the oppressed to organize themselves into the resistance movement. The message was clear, to terrorise the resistance, to assert state totalitarian control, to stifle the brewing insurrection against a decrepit system of exploitation and oppression. The story of Alexis is the story of thousands of fighters shot, tortured and disappeared by the armed guards of the state around the world.

In the hours, days and weeks that followed the murder of Alexis myriads of people, who saw in the killing of Alexis their own sufferings in this system, took to the streets around the world. The wave of solidarity broke the isolation and alienation of the oppressed and awakened once again the global vision for a world without exploitation from authority. This history, our history is not a collection of dead symbols. It is our storming ground for the ongoing struggle against the slavery of humanity by capitalist exploiters, their state aparatus and their armies. (more…)

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For Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado, Let’s Make the Police and the State Disappear! (Chile, Argentina)

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Por El Companero Anarquista Santiago Maldonado [es]

This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.

While the anarchic agitation spread beyond borders, comrades in Argentina took to the streets to spread acts of revolt via propaganda and direct action. With arson attacks against the police, barricades and Molotov cocktails against government buildings, our comrades unleashed their rage at a situation that is as sad as it is real: the bastards have arrested and disappeared an anarchist comrade.

Because Santiago is an anarchist, and not just a young musician and artist, something the press and leftists conveniently leave out, in denouncing the state repression we make it clear that denial and silencing of the comrade’s political identity is another form of disappearance, erasing from the narrative the true motivations of his solidarity presence in the Mapuche community where he was at the time of his arrest. [1]

We have no advice for our comrades in Argentina, we believe in them and their conviction and autonomy to continue transforming their pain into rage, spreading chaos against the world of authority, and deepening and expanding affinities in concrete experiences of confrontation and agitation. (more…)

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