(Statement by the Occupied Athens Polytechnic, issued a few moments ago)
From Saturday 20th of December onward, following the clashes around the Athens Polytechnic (one of the tens of mass clashes between protestors and police that followed the assassination of 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos) there has been strong speculation surrounding the occupation of the Athens Polytechnic.
Continuous information that has been coming in regarding a possible police raid in the occupied Polytechnic, combined with the strategic maneuvering of the riot police during the clashes, foretold the obvious: The police are preparing to raid the occupied university. Bypassing the senate, surrendering the Polytechnic to the police and the ministry of interior, the attorney general sent us an indirect yet clear message, with threats and blackmailing, that we have “a few hours” left.
We reply to them that the time we’ve got left is as much as the revolted part of the society decides and that we accept no ultimatums in this. That they’d better respect and fear all who participated, participate and will continue to participate in practices of revolt. It is precisely those, the thousands of revolted, of students, workers, unemployed, migrants and comrades that we call to a high alert at the space of the Polytechnic, ahead of the coming raid.
- We call everyone to a mass presence at the Athens Polytechnic campus
- We call for an open assembly today, Sunday 21/12 at 9pm
- We call for self-guarded concert of solidarity and financial support for the prisoners of the revolt. 6pm at the Athens Polytechnic
We shall have the last word
These days and nights belong to Alexis
Athens Polytechnic Occupation