In the night of August 13th, a ticker inspector inside a moving trolley bus pressured a 19-year-old to hand over his identity card and pay a fine for not having a ticket, threatening to take him to the nearest police station should he not comply with his authority. After some moments, the bus driver [...]
“If we don’t resist in every neighbourhood, our cities will become modern prisons”
WE CAN NEITHER BE GAGGED, NOR TERRORIZED
On Wednesday, September 26th, day of general strike, thousands of people protested against the upcoming harsh anti-labour measures, which will bring further impoverishment in our lives.
From early in the morning, [...]
According to an initial report on linksunten.indymedia, on July 13th, 2012, the first senate of the Supreme Court of Cassation (the highest court in the Italian judicial system) partially confirmed the harsh verdict against the ten accused activists.
Prosecuted for the street battles against the G8 summit in Genoa in July 2001, two people have [...]
The night of the New Year’s Eve has seen again a lot of different type of protests taking place in Germany against prisons and all forms of detention, as well as against some of those who daily enforce their existence.
The traditional demonstrations at local prisons saw an increase in their numbers, and more cities [...]
Anarchist posters calling for demonstrations on November 17th, commemorating the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973 against the Greek military junta (1967–1974):
Faced with economic and political crash we should create the conditions for the revolutionary organization of our class, wherever social and class struggle is daily developed, and crash the mediation mechanisms, syndicalist bureaucracies and [...]
Second day of nationwide general strike
21.30 GMT+2 At least 10 police squads have chased people in Exarchia Square, Solomou and Stournari streets, fired tear gas and occupied the square. Armed police have also cordoned off the whole neighbourhood.
As expected, the new finance bill was ratified.
20.50 GMT+2 MPs’ session is continued undisturbed. The [...]
First day of nationwide general strike
20.20 GMT+2 The police headquarters have just announced that there are 28 detainees, 5 arrestees and 25 injured cops in hospital, in Athens.
19.20 GMT+2 People start gathering outside the Athens police headquarters in Alexandras Avenue, in order to demand the immediate release of all detainees. More people are [...]
A brief chronicle (11 December–22 March)
Keratea is a town of 16,000 residents in Lavreotiki municipality, situated in southeastern Attica, 40km from Athens, near Lavrion. The site has an ancient history that has left many remains, an amphitheatre, parts of the ancient fortification, etc. As many parts of Attica, it has also a strong Arbanitic [...]
In the morning of March 21th in Syros island, a demonstration of students and residents took place at the central square of Ermoupolis against the presence of George Papandreou and several ministers, who visited the island to talk about “development”. The protesters shouted slogans against the merge of 2 local high schools, and government [...]
Critical moments for the 300 migrants hunger strikers in Athens and Thessaloniki on their 38th day of hunger strike. 100 of them are already hospitalized while the government waits for the first deaths. Tomorrow a demonstration is called by people in solidarity in Athens while many solidarity actions, state building occupations, TV and radio stations [...]
Live updates on general strike’s demonstrations from all over Greece
photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
00:25 (GMT+2) A solidarity demonstration has been called for 10am outside the Evelpidon courthouse in Athens, for those (9) arrested during the General Strike.
22:00 (GMT+2) Athens: There [...]
On Tuesday, 8 February, by 4pm, the coordinated attack of junta’s henchmen culminated against the people of Keratea (Attica-Greece). During the last two months, since 11 December, residents and people in solidarity resist strongly against the landfill construction project in Lavreotiki area. People oppose by any means to the plan of their lives’ [...]
Solidarity demo to the immigrants, Igoumenitsa, 29 January
During several collectives’ assemblies which we participated in, a more comprehensive description of the situation was requested. We gathered some facts so as to summarize the migration issue in Igoumenitsa and to show that the situation tends to a head (19 January 2011).
Despite the fact [...]
On 5 January a cop of the DIAS motorcycle police force ran over a 6-year old Roma girl in the area of Menidi in NE Athens (where there are Roma’s settlements). According to eye-witnesses, the six-year old girl was run over as she was on the streets, where she was singing carols with other children [...]
The first recorded exercise for demonstrations’ suppression by the Greek army forces was held on 13 March 2002 in Veria (northern Greece). It was part of the 2nd Army Corps’ training, which was prepared for ‘pacification missions’ for the treatment of demonstrators. The pretext was the preparation of ‘pacification missions’ in order to handle ‘disorderly [...]
Nationwide report from the General Strike in Greece, December 15th 2010
No doubt remains, not even for the most naive, that the State – in close cooperation with all its supporters and mechanisms – has decided to wage a full-scale war against society. They are afraid of the natural social rage, that expressed so far, [...]
"Class and social fight back. For a world of equality, solidarity and freedom"
On Saturday, December 11th, a gathering and a demonstration took place in central streets of Athens, organized by “Anarchist Assembly” in response to the crisis and its effects on society.
Around 1,000 people marched on the frozen streets of Athens shouting [...]
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Information about the legal framework concerning the right to protest in Greece, practical advice to implement this right before and during protests, as well as advice on behavior in the case of arrest and involvement with criminal justice.