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Exarcheia Anarchists surprise riot police, reoccupy squat

On Friday 20 September 2019, on the three years anniversary of the occupation of the building that became known as “Spirou Trikoupi 17 Squat” housing refugees in the heart of Exarcheia (Athens, Greece), people were not deterred by the fact that the Squat had been evacuated on Monday 26 August 2019, following a massive police raid and that the neighborhood of Exarchia has been turned into a “militarized” zone, with constant riot police attacks against people in the area and social centers.

My Abduction by State Security Police on August 26th, 2018

From Anarchists Worldwide

via Athens Indymedia

Monday, 26th of August at 10 in the morning, some hours after the police invasion into the anarchist squat GARE, the migrant housing squats Sp. Trikoupi 17 and 15, and in the building where Rosa de Foc squat was housed in the past, in Exarchia. Coming out of Bouboulinas squat, where I had entered half hour before –the building which had been reoccupied last May by the Self-organized Community of Squatters, Migrants and Internationalist Comrades, which was born out of the Ground of Occupied Gini, following the last barrage of squat evictions by the syriza government against migrant squats and one feminist squat- I am surrounded by four cops who ask me if I am I, by my name.

Anarchists attack a riot police checkpoint in Exarcheia

During the night of 1 September 2019, at about 23:40, anarchists attacked the greek riot police checkpoint into the area of Exarcheia, at the corner of Tositsa and Trikoupi street.

During the night of 1 September 2019, at about 23:40, anarchists attacked the greek riot police checkpoint into the area of Exarcheia, at the corner of Tositsa and Trikoupi street. The attack followed the events of a massive police raid against 4 squats (mainly housing refugees) on Monday 26 August and the consequent arrest of 143 migrants and 3 others. Following the police raid, the neighbourhood of Exarchia has been turned into a “militarized” zone with constant riot police attacks against people in the area and social centers.

The Greek Anarchist Movement Responds to Assault on Exarchia

itttt's goinnnng down 4 reaaalllllllll

From It's Going Down

In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with a long-time anarchist based in the Greek neighborhood of Exarchia. This discussion takes place at a time when the new government, New Democracy, is in the middle of launching a violent assault against the neighborhood which for decades has been a hotbed of anarchist activity, squats, guerilla gardens, rebel art, and is largely a cop-free zone.

First they take Exarcheia

From Roar Mag

Recent evictions of several squats, some housing refugees and migrants, mark the beginning of a new chapter of repression and dissent in Greece.

In the autonomous Athens neighborhood of Exarcheia on the morning of Monday, August 26, hundreds of masked riot cops with tear gas at hand cordoned off an entire block. Overhead, helicopters circled the scene.

No Pasaran: Thousands take to the streets against the greek State's attack at Exarcheia

(Athens, Greece) Saturday, 31 August 2019: Two to three thousand people (according to different estimates) marched down the neighbourhood of Exarcheia in central Athens, following a massive police raid against 4 squats (mainly housing refugees) on Monday 26 August and the consequent arrest of 143 migrants and 3 others. Following the police raid, the neighbourhood of Exarchia has been turned into a “militarized” zone with constant riot police attacks against people in the area and social centers.

On Anarchy and its Spectators, from the Occupation of Exarcheia

From Pastebin via https://twitter.com/exiledarizona

Much has been lost within the stream of content piling from Exarcheia and its defenders this past week. A constant barrage of images and text connected but impossible to arrange into simple stories for the curious. For those who resist, there was and never will be a question of clarity. These images complete the gaps between passive and aggressive. Between creeping and totality. Where the naked hatred polite society has for its devils is placed on a pedestal as a beacon of order. They gather around its warmth to feel the comfort of authority.

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EXARCHIA area under police attack by the new right government in Greece

From VOID Network

The famous rebel and solidarity district of Athens is completely surrounded by huge police forces: many riot police buses (MAT), anti-Terrorism Police (OPKE), motor bike policemen (Dias), members of the secret police as well as a helicopter and several drones.

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Solidarity with Exarcheia!: a statement by Anarchist Federation

From Freedom News UK

On Sunday the 26th of August, the Greek police launched a large operation in Exarcheia, the famous rebel district in the centre of Athens. This is a unique place in Europe for its high concentration of squats and other self-organised spaces, but also for its resistance against repression and solidarity with migrants and the precariat.

Athens, Greece: The Attack Has Begun – First Evictions of Squats in Exarcheia

by André Tzara

The road is free for the second phase of my action plan. Now that everyone is slowly coming back from summer, I’m making the first big bang. The cleansing action begins. Finally they will respect me. Mitsotakis is my name. I will bring great honour to my family. And by the way, I mentioned in Parliament the end of capital controls. A good day. For the nation. For me.

The End of Anarchists in Exarcheia?

From European Interest

EXARCHEIA, Athens – On a summer day in Athens, tourists and locals alike can be found in Kolonaki, one of Athens’ most affluent neighborhoods, sipping on cappuccinos, chatting with friends, or leisurely walking alongside the most expensive stores in the city. Few ever leave to go to Exarcheia, a neighborhood that is a mere five-minute walk away.

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Protest turns to riot against the release of the murdering cop of 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos

“No Justice, No Peace” was the absolute essence of the protest -that few hours later turned into a fierce riot- on Wednesday 31 July 2019 at Exarchia in Athens, following the news on the previous day that E. Korkoneas, the policeman who shot and murdered 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Athens, Greece on 6 December 2008, was released out of prison after 10 years.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz_vsjSN3tU

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