Monday, August 03, 2009

The following is from the Anarkismo website. As I have mentioned before on this blog the attacks on the Greek anarchists have been escalating in the past few months, especially because of their support of immigrants in that country, an issue that neo-fascists in Greece, along with the mainstream conservatives, have chosen to highlight so as to divert attention from the economic crisis. Here's the story of a recent attack on one anarchist squat in Athens.
Prapopoulou squat attacked, one immigrant beaten:
Thugs beat immigrant in a Greek squat
English translation of Prapopoulou Squat’s announcement re the recent attack on 1 August 2009.

On 1 August 2009 at 02:00 AM two thugs in helmets stopped with their motorcycle by the Prapopoulou squat and using iron bars they tried (unsuccessfully) to break doors and windows.
By pure chance at that moment a homeless immigrant, friend of the squat, was inside. When the thugs took notice of him, they launched a savage attack with their iron bars, hitting his head and body while engaging in racist hate speech. They then left, leaving behind them a container filled with petrol.
Neighbours heard the attacked man pleading for help and called an ambulance and nursed him. The fascist thugs failed to damage the squat. The general assembly was mobilised immediately, including comrades in solidarity. The fascists managed to injure, fortunately not seriously, an immigrant.
Another para-state attack which comes to boost the state’s attempts towards the fascisticisation of society, against the repressed and struggling societal strata, the immigrants, and the self-managed social spaces and occupations.
Prapopoulou squat, Greater Athens Area, Greece
Original announcement in Greek:
Translated to English by Evgenia. Please show your solidarity.

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