Saturday 5 December 2009
Greece, 6 December, one year after the cold-blooded murder of 14 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos
Sunday, December 6, 2009
One-hundred and sixty-two people savoured the sweet taste of democracy today, having being arrested, detained, dragged to police stations, humiliated, charged. The message is becoming crystal-clear: democracy is taking no chances, it is only taking prisoners. Democracy smashes into the spaces that annoy it in the slightest; democracy is inverting history: the assassins have become the victims, the victims have become the villains.
But tomorrow is our day. Demonstrations have been called for in cities across the country (Mytilene, Heraklion, Larisa, Sparta, Agrinio, Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Corfu, Xanthi, Samos, Athens, Rhodes, Lamia, Serres, Volos, Giannena, Patras, Arta, Corinth, Kardisa).
In Athens, the main demonstration has been called for at 13.30 pm at Propylea. Live reports will be posted here.
from Occupied London
Latest announcement of the Occupied Polytechnic University in Athens
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Approximately 150-160 people have been detained as a means of terrorisation whilst also preventing and deterring others from participating in demonstrations marking the anniversary of the murder of a 15 year old youth in Athens. As a result the Polytechnic University of Athens has been Occupied and actions called.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OCCUPATION OF THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS.
Approximately 150-160 people have been detained as a means of terrorisation whilst also preventing and deterring others from participating in demonstrations marking the anniversary of the murder of a 15 year old youth in Athens.
A year after the murder of Alexandros Grigoropolous by the Greek state, the regime enforcing army are attempting to seize every corner of the city.
The uniformed murderers have invaded the social centre, “Resalto”, in Keratsini. They attacked youths and have blockaded all entrances and exits to places of social and political struggle. They have surrounded Exarhia and the Polytechnic, and continue to make large numbers of arrests and detainments.
The puppets of the regime, the media, are transmitting state propaganda and as a result are creating an atmosphere and terror.
One year after the social upheaval of December 2008, the system of oppression and exploitation is once again attempting to re-assert its authority. The Government are attempting to enforce a state of emergency in order to drown out social utrage and enforce the silence of a cemetery on society.
Due to the seizure of the city we are occupying the Polytechnic university.
We are calling every person who wants to resist to do so by any means possible.
We will keep the space, and are showing solidarity with all those who face state persecution.
We demand the immediate release of all those arrested and detained.
EVERYONE ON THE STREETS TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 13.30pm, PROPYLEA
WE DON’T FORGET
WE DON’T FORGIVE
Posted by sysiphus at 15:20