Αθήνα: Παρέμβαση στο κέντρο μετά την εκκένωση 3 καταλήψεων στο Κουκάκι
Παρέμβαση Αιόλου – Ερμού – Μοναστηράκι μετά την εκκένωση 3 καταλήψεων στο Κουκάκι
Βίντεο από την παρέμβαση την Τετάρτη 18 Δεκέμβρη 2019, στο κέντρο της Αθήνας, το απόγευμα μετά την εκκένωση των τριών καταλήψεων της Κοινότητας Καταλήψεων Κουκακίου νωρίτερα το πρωί της ίδιας μέρας.
Η πορεία από περίπου 200 άτομα ξεκίνησε από την Αγία Ειρήνη στην Αιόλου, ανέβηκε την Ερμού και κατέληξε στο Μοναστηράκι. Πετάχτηκαν τρικάκια, μοιράστηκαν κείμενα και βάφτηκαν συνθήματα.
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 neonazi 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 were evicted on 18 December 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 father 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.
This video is from the evening of 18 of December depicting approximately the surprise protest by more approximately 200 people protesting in the center of Athens in solidarity to the 3 squats evicted earlier that morning in Koukaki.
Unrelated to this demo but related to what has been going on in Athens, on the night of the same day the christmas tree at Exarcheia Square was set on fire. 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.