Tomorrow, November 17th, marks the 36th anniversary of the anti-dictatorial student uprising of November 1973. Adding to what would already be an explosive situation, the anniversary is only days away from December 6th, marking a year from the assassination of Alexis, and less than a month from December 15th, when his killer cops Korkoneas and Saraliotis, are to stand trial.
Preparations seem to be building up, from both sides: the PASOK government was quick to dispatch police near and around the main university campuses in Athens, to prevent them from being occupied ahead of November 17th. Perhaps the most important university campus is the Polytechnic itself, on Patision Ave; its administration has promised to keep access to the campus unrestricted and some anarchist groups are already there (photo; the banner reads the title of this post).
Meanwhile, late on Friday night a 22-year old girl was arrested on Patision Ave, in relation to the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire case. There had been no warrant issued against her, which makes it possible for secret warrants to have been issued for the case. From the information available so far, 15 people are suspects in the case. The 22-year old girl appears in court today – an update will follow.