- UPDATE, 12:12 As reported in mainstream media, the riot cop was shot twice (at the thigh and near the shoulder). He underwent an operation and is in a non-life threatening condition. According to the cops, 72 people were detained over the night in Eksarhia. Indymedia reports put the number up to as many as 100.
- UPDATE, 12:10 A few minutes ago the anarchist group “Anarchiki Syspeirosi” (anarchist crouch) informed us via indymedia that one of it’s members’ house was been raided and the comrade has been arrested.
(Comment: the idea that whoever shot the cop would chose to hide in Eksarhia, or would be active in one of the most public and well-known anarchist groups in the city is absurb, to say the least. What is happening in Athens and Eksarhia in particular at this moment is an obvious attempt by the police to predetermine a connection between the shooting and the movement that has been confronting them en mass for the past few weeks).
- UPDATE, 05.13 At approximately 3.23 this morning a riot cop was shot while guarding a building of the ministry of culture in Eksarhia. Mainstream media outlets confirmed the news; apparently the riot cop is injured (not in a life-threatening condition) and currently undergoing an operation. Meanwhile, IMC reports that there is an extensive police operation in Eksarhia right now; riot police have raided a number of bars and cafes, beating and arresting people inside. The entire Eksarhia square seems to be cordoned off by police.