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#76 | At the dawn of the international solidarity day: Set Thodoros free!

On day 45 of his hunger strike, Thodoros Iliopoulos is finally finding himself in a hospital outside prison (he was transferred to the Sotiria Hospital in Athens on Friday, after a series of promised transfers out of prison that never materialised). Day 46 of his hunger strike (Mon, August 24) is the day when thousands of us across the country (and beyond) will join our voices in demanding that Thodoros is set free. People in solidarity in 15 cities across Greece, San Francisco in the USA (and elsewhere? please report) demand his release.

This blog will be carrying first-hand reports from today’s solidarity actions in Athens and Patras. If you have reports from any of the other cities where solidarity gatherings will be taking place, please post them here or e-mail us.

4 Comments

  1. ptomaine wrote:

    there will be a gathering close to the greek consulate in HAMBURG/germoney today the 24th
    8 p.m.
    Valentinskamp corner to Neue Abc Straße

    Monday, August 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Russian anarchists wrote:

    Today, 24th of August, Moscow anarchists in solidarity with Todoris Iliopoulos hung out banner on the bridge under tunnel, situated on the way to Embassy of Greece with the lettering: “Freedom for Thodoris Iliopoulos!”

    http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/22512/index.php

    Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink
  3. en arche wrote:

    Today, 08-24-2009, group of Lithuanian activists gathered in front of Greek embassy in Vilnius in order to express solidarity with Thodoros Iliopoulos. Several banners were displayed in front of the embassy with slogans demanding Thodoros freedom in Greek and Lithuanian. Leaflets explaining the situation were handed out and petition signed. The attempt to pass the petition failed since the embassy clerk refused activists to enter the building. The petition was put in the mailbox. Some embassy official stopped by and promised that it will be dealt with. The small protest quickly drew police attention. Police held the small group for about 30 minutes and later released without charges.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl022ME9qco

    http://www.anarchija.lt/index.php/aktyvizmas/13776-solidarumo-piketas-prie-graikijos-ambasados-policijos-daugiau-nei-aktyvistu.html

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  4. Anarhista wrote:

    “Anarchists” claim responsibility for attack on Greek embassy in Belgrade

    BELGRADE – A group of young men in Belgrade last night threw two Molotov cocktails at the Greek embassy building.

    No one was hurt in the incident. One window was broken, while the flames caused minor damage to the facade. The interior of the building was not affected by the fire. Eyewitnesses said that five men carried out the attack. Afterwards, they split in two groups: one walked away from the scene, “another caught a cab”.

    On Tuesday afternoon, a group calling itself “Crni Ilija” (Black Ilija) announced it was taking responsibility for the attack.

    According to their statement, “the Belgrade anarchists” are demanding that Thodoros Iliopoulos be freed, adding that he was arrested “during a peoples uprising in Greece in December of last year”. The statement emailed to Belgrade media stated that Iliopoulos has been on a hunger strike for 46 days demanding to be released.

    They add that the “Belgrade anarchists” have decided to “join their comrades in Greece and the entire world, who are implementing actions of solidarity with Iliopoulos, and demanding that he be released”. “Because of this, members of our group attacked the Greek embassy in Belgrade with a Molotov cocktail. We will continue these activities until our comrade Iliopoulos is released,” the statement concludes.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

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