Skip to content

#549 | The longest day in the 110-day long struggle of the people of Keratea against the construction of a landfill site in their area – live updates as police attack the barricades

The struggle of the people of Keratea, ongoing for 110 days now, has reached its most crucial point so far. As of this morning, police have been trying to break through the people’s barricades in order to allow construction machinery to reach the site of the planned landfill.

Latest info:

  • In the town of Keratea, the City Hall has activated the war sirens, calling all residents to rush to the barricades.
  • On the national road, an excavating machine that arrived in an attempt to clear up the barricades, was set ablaze by locals.
  • According to unconfirmed reports, a police helicopter flying over the town has been releasing tear gas to the residents below
  • There are clashes across the national road, with molotovs and tear gas thrown in enormous quantities
  • Residents of the nearby town of Laurio have been rushing to the barricades too, as war sirens and church bells are ringing across their town, too

More info as it comes.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YvGfPtVvJw

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udx7ZFYrqMg

4 Comments

  1. Gaddafi Bombs Greece wrote:

    explosive videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF7pJuuZBrI&feature=player_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSTxU6Uprhw&feature=player_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsXC-l3TXZA&feature=player_embedded
    pictures of the blockade:
    http://www.thenationalherald.com/article/49888
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/03/2011_384963

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  2. logan wrote:

    2 solidarity demos have taken place, in the city of Herakleion and in the district of Aigaleo in Athens.THere is also another gathering called by the “i won’t pay” movement.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:44 am | Permalink
  3. SOLIDARITY wrote:

    I shall comment on two points:

    > ‘On the national road, an excavating machine that arrived in an attempt to clear up the barricades, was set ablaze by locals:’

    I was there last night (29/3), and spoke to many locals near the (broken) ‘Balta’ barricade where we resisted for nearly five hours to police squads that released tones of tear gas and rubber bullets in straight shot against people of all ages. The new machinery was attacked by the fighters of Keratea but it was never set ablaze, as many residents reported.

    > ‘According to unconfirmed reports, a police helicopter flying over the town has been releasing tear gas to the residents below:’

    Also this appears not to have happened; it was merely an estimate caused by the enormous chemical attack during the afternoon. People had been attacked by tear-gas guns which fired from top to the ground; so they began to think that the police helicopter also released tear gas.
    * * *
    When my leg was injured by a teas-gas straight shot, many locals helped me out immediately while they demonstrated me how many injuries (serious ones) from bullets and tear-gas shootings each and every one has suffered so far.

    These monstrous cops apply their commands, that is to brutally attack the citizens without any inhibition towards the integrity of civilians whatsoever -and they do it with ‘excessive zeal’ throwing back stones against the locals, swearing back at them, etc., apart from invading, firing, militarizing the area. At the same time, the Greek State and its parrots, the corporate media, attempt to misinform us that only Keratea’s people are to blame -obviously, under the threat of this landfill project, the locals and many people in solidarity have no other choice but to disobey the State’s apparatus in the most defiant manner.

    The situation IS really crucial. The residents of Keratea and surrounding areas will not and cannot retreat, since they have endured numerous blatant attacks on their lives for 110 days.

    I believe there is immediate need of solidarity gatherings in Lavreotiki but also throughout Greece.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink
  4. kali_yuga wrote:

    i put some more videos on my blog:

    http://kadbudugorjeligradovi.tumblr.com/post/4206032964

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

One Trackback/Pingback

  1. [...] #549 | The longest day in the 110-day long struggle of the people of Keratea against the constructio… Tuesday, March 29, 2011 [...]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *
*
*