The premiere of the national theatre in Athens was interrupted by around one hundred people tonight – they took the stage and held out a banner reading “everyone to the streets”. The text distributed to the audience and actors read, among others: “now that you’ve deactivated your mobile phones, it’s about time you activated your consciousness”. Once hitting the streets, the crowd quickly formed an impromptu demonstration through central Athens – by the time we had reached Omonoia Square, our number had doubled and seemed enough to scare off the ten or so Zeta force policemen (motorcyclists) who drove off at our sight. The cast and director refused to continue the play, in solidarity with our struggle. Yesterday, a similar action took place at the Athens concert hall.
Mainstream media report that around 800 high schools and 200 university departments around the country are occupied by their students.
On the dawn of December 20th, a full fortnight from the day of Alexandros’ assassination: today is the international day of action against state murders. Once again, we will be on the streets – yet today we won’t be alone… Thousands and thousands across the world are joining us.