Athens, Greece: Migrant Squat Clandestina & Queer Feminist Squat Cyclopi Raided by Cops
CALL for an open assembly tonight at Gkini at 19:30 for the EVACUATION OF 4 MIGRANTS SQUATS and an ANTIAUTHORITARIAN QUEER FEMINIST SQUAT.
This morning two squats were evacuated. Clandestina, on Mpoumpoulinas street, a building housing migrant families. 68 people were transported to Petrou Ralli. The other squat is Cyclopi, anti-authoritarian queer feminist squat in Zoodochou Pigis. Two comrades were arrested in the second one. The comrades are accused of disturbance of the peace, weapons possession and denial of fingerprints. All these are minor accusations.
We see a repetition of last week’s evictions of New Babylon squat and Azadi squat, both migrant squats. From these evictions, approximately 70 people were taken to Petrou Ralli and some of them are in the process to get deported. Again, in today’s operation they didn’t find any drugs in the squat, but in order to link their operation with the anti-drug war, they entered in a private apartment that had weed inside.
The information about the number of prosecutions and arrests was gathered from mass media.
Some months ago another eviction of another migrant squat took place, the squat of Single Men in Arachovis 44.
We see a straightforward strategy of the state to “clean” the neighborhood of Exarcheia, as an anti-drug / anti-mafia operation. However, it is clear that this sis a war against squats and the migrant population.
ASSEMBLY FOR SOLIDARITY ACTION THURSDAY 18/4 at 19:30 in GKINI
(via Athens Indymedia)