GR: Call for solidarity!

Anarchist banner in Kamara, Thessaloniki: “Solidarity with the arrestees of the antifascist motorcycle demo – Athens – Evelpidon courts, 4/10”. Foto: Indy Athen

Events come thick and fast these days in Greece. While the attacks in immigrants, their houses and shops are still going on, the last months showed more and more antifascist activities as manifestations, leaflet distribution and direct answers. Last week the state power showed once again on which side it stands.


After in Volos during a gathering of Chrysi Avgi, an MP of the fascist party pulled his gun against protesting antifascists before the nose of the police, at the precinct they were not willing to record the complain of eye witnesses for „lack of time“. On the same weekend happened to be an antifascist motorbike manifestation in Athens, to inform the public about the unbearable conditions for immigrants through the states action „Xenios Zeus“ and to show presence in the streets of Athens. After it clashed with a group of Neonazis, police forces started to act brutal against antifascists, whereby some of them where seriously injured. 15 demonstrators got arrested. A solidarity gathering the day after to the court where the prisoners were held was attacked, too. 25 antifascists got arrested, 4 of them were released Friday afternoon. The 19 detained persons reported inhumane conditions and police brutality in custody. They met others, that have been „forgotten“ there for since 3 months. Costs of any arrest like that are high: only for the arraignment 15.000 euro must be paid. Today the last 15 arrested persons were released on bail (3000 euros).

Besides the aggravation of the situation through nazis and police, the government shows once more, on which side it stands. So the press office of the Ministry of public order let it be known after an announcement of the leftist party Syriza, that the government will prompt more measures to enforce law and order. Furthermore they throw leftsts in the same pot with the fascists and announced, one will stem such antidemocratic tendencies. In reality one makes common cause with the Nazis: While priding themselves with obvious crimes in the media and getting away with it, antifascists are covered with repression.  

At the same time, the rascist, state action „Xenios Zeus“ is still going on, with 27.500 custodies of non-greek persons and approx. 2600 arrests of people who did not have the necessary papers by now. Everything points to an exacerbation of for immigrants, antifascists and everyone who does not fit into the rascist and fascist ideologie. The interaction between neonazis and police with the backing of the government and the enforcement of rascist laws of deportation are alarming and must be interpretated as prefascist tendencies. It is an unbearable situation for all forces that are resisting! Thereby the other european governments certainly do not care about who is governing Greece – as long as the public order is maintained by tenthousands of cops, that guarantee a trouble-free procedure of monetary business. The constant resistance and the antirepression activities bind capacities again and again. Moreover, sums of money for processes in the actual financial situation are hard to procure.  

Solidarity with the antifascist fight in Greece! United we stand!  

[Antifas, anarchists and anti-authoritarians in October 2012]  


Donations for the prisoners of 29th and 20th of September (through ABC Berlin) to:

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IBAN: DE40 1005 0000 6603 0985 70
Subject: ” KNASTSOLIDARITÄT ” antifa greece



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