UPDATE, 23.59 All is quiet at the polytechnic – as quiet as they can be here. No cops in sight. Speakers are blasting ‘guns of brixton’.
UPDATE, 17:36 Amidst wild speculation about the possible moves of the police (most rumours, if not all, clearly spread to create fear), people in solidarity have started gathering at the occupied grounds of the Athens Polytechnic. The prisoner solidarity gig at 6pm will be followed by an open assembly: This, and this only, will decide whether (and when) we shall leave the university.
Heading to the university right now – information from the polytechnic will be limited. Will definitely send out an update if the polytechnic is being raided though.
Last night was calm at the Polytechnic. As mainstream media report, the academic asylum at the campus has already been suspended – which means it is now entirely up to the police to decide if they will raid. Until recently, it used to be that the law, preventing the police and army from entering university grounds, could only be suspended after an explicit decision of the university senate. However, according to a voted amendment, an attorney general can also order its suspension should there be fellonies commited in the university grounds and within 48 hours since this happens. Given that the most recent clashes with the police took place on Saturday night (molotovs thrown against them: a fellony) they have until tonight to attempt to raid the university, if they so decide.
The decision taken by the occupation’s assembly is politically spot-on: the crucial point here is for the people occupying the building, not the police, to decide when to leave.
Meanwhile, the occupied GSEE (trade union) building was handed back to the GSEE yesterday, following a decision by the occupation’s assembly.