6 December 2008, few minutes after 9 pm - Time Zero of the December Revolt.
Two policemen shoot against a group of youngsters hanging out on a Saturday night, at the heart of the Exarcheia district of central Athens, an area with a long history of insurrection against authority and riots for socio economic and political grounds, inhabited mainly by anarchists, anti-authoritarians and liberals. The police bullet finds in the heart and kills 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
From Al Jazeera
We go inside Greece's resurgent anarchist movement as it seeks to show that it is about more than just violence.
On a warm evening in August this year, in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Kesariani, in the Greek capital, Athens, several hundred young people gathered in front of a stage as a band fine-tuned their instruments. At first glance, there was little unusual about the scene, but this was not an ordinary concert.
We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the Hellenic Post (ELTA) branch in the district of Pefki [in the early hours of November 23rd]. Anarchist prisoners, currently on trial in the terror-court of Koridallos prisons for a series of cases of anarchist violence, are also accused of committing robbery at this branch, that’s why we made sure it went up in flames, to send them a symbolic message of solidarity in view of the court decision.
Few hours ago, anarchists from Rouviconas collective occupied the Italian Consulate in Athens, against the extradition of 5 greek students to Italy, that back in May 1st 2015 took part in the No Expo May Day protest in Milan.
On 2 May 2015, a day after the rally, and on the sole criterion of their departure from an occupied social center, they were abducted by the italian police and detained for several hours without an interpreter, and later were released with no charges accused.
On Saturday 14 November 2015, anarchists and communists from Antifascist – Anti-authoritarian Social Center “Distomo” and “Red Line” Collective, organized a motorbike patrol in Athens City Center, as part of direct actions taking place for the 1st year since the opening of Antifa Social Center “Distomo” inside an area of Athens, that until recently predominantly supported the neonazi “Golden Dawn” party in Greece.
On Wednesday 18 November 2015 anarchists occupied the greek government's Directorate of Immigration Policy (Ministry of Interior) in solidarity to refugees and immigrants, calling out for a protest against borders and in solidarity to migrating Class Sisters and Brothers on Saturday 21 November 2015, at Victoria Square in Athens at 12 pm.
From Contra Info
Comrades coming from various geographies and different paths of struggle, yet having the same longing for the diffusion of anarchist offensive, support the call for a Black December published by brothers held in prisons of the Greek democracy.
We call for the revival of the black memory of our dead and all those who have fallen in the fight for freedom and anarchy.