Since February 19, an operation has begun of mass evacuation of squats, beginning with the migrant housing squat Arachovis 44 in Exarchia. On 11/4 at 6 in the morning an army of cops evacuate the housing squats Azadi and New Babylon, from where 120 people are detained. Only a week later on 18/4 another operation takes place to evacuate the migrant housing squat Clandestina and Cyclope.
We understand this attack on all fronts against the squats and self-organized structures, with Exarcheia at its centre, as an attack that serves the media profile of state and government, so as to appear as guarantor of security, law and order, and of the interests of bosses and landlords.
The result of these operations is that many of the squat residents are now imprisoned in the hellholes of the state, while the rest are left homeless.
We locals, migrants, solidaritarians and squatters, understand that we must give our answers all together. For this reason, we decided to occupy the Gini building (at Athens Polytechnic University), so as to give an immediate answer to the evacuations, and to organize the resistance against repression, the defense of the neighborhood, of our lives.
We call for an open assembly
MONDAY 22nd of APRIL at 19.00, in Gini (Polytechneio)
WE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING BACK BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS OURS
10, 100, 1000 SQUATS, AGAINST A WORLD OF ORGANIZED DECAY
COMMON STRUGGLE OF LOCALS AND MIGRANTS
(via Athens Indymedia, slightly edited for clarity)