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#567 | Fascists attack migrants and anarchist squats in central Athens following the murder of 44-year old father-to-be for his camera; report and videos

At dawn today a 44-year old man was stabbed to death by three people unknown, most likely for the camera he would be using to record the birth of his child. Organised neo-nazis tried to take advantage of the tragic incident and to turn it into a racist pogrom, calling for a gathering at the junction of Tritis Septemvriou and Ipirou street, in central Athens – only a few yards away from Exarcheia. Approximately one-hundred people gathered, including people not necessarily holding racist views. From the first moment of the gathering, the neonazis started chasing any migrant who would pass by the spot. Hearing about the gathering, anarchists gathered at both the squats of Skaramanga and Villa Amalias, which are nearby. As anarchists report from Skaramanga, at some point fascists appeared at the junction of Patision and Ipirou Street, and some fascists started chasing migrants. The anarchists prepared to face them with flags, stones and helmets. The riot police units accompanying the fascists turned toward the anarchists and started firing tear gas toward them. The anarchists retreated in their building and the police followed, throwing tear gas inside the squat. Anarchists inside the squat, in the higher floors, “treated” the fascists with a number of flying objects.

Videos from the clashes outside the Skaramanga squat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqS5-BjAJM

Photo of the fascists outside Skaramanga:

 

4 Comments

  1. startrevolt wrote:

    a few infos would be important:

    who was the man being stabbed and who stabbed him? migrants? or why did the fascist attack migrants then?

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink
  2. media report wrote:

    http://www.grreporter.info/en/brutal_murder_man_sparked_clashes_downtown_athens/4509

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink
  3. Another report here
    http://eagainst.com/articles/greece-fascists-attempted-to-racist-pogroms-over-a-migrant-killing/

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Nathan wrote:

    for those on the right calling for less and less gonverment to do anything and thus approach the bounddaries of anarchism and survival of the fittest ONLY.I disagree, stongly in many cases, with solutions posed by Reich. Given such disagreement some on this blog might call me a Nazis, facist, pig. But that does not MAKE me such anymore that Reich’s lonny liberal approach to federal gonverment makes him a communist. He would have to join that party and annouce his alligence to same to make him so. As far as I know Reich has done nothing of the sort.So you bet your sweet bibby, Duane, I respond to, I dare anyone to contradict me and contradict you, strongly.O’Reilly and Dobbs are NOT facist, Nazis pigs and you are just plain STUPID to call them such. Anymore than I would call you a Communist, YET!Anson

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

6 Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. [...] occupiedlondon May 11th, 2011 | Tags: AnarchistInnen, Athen, faschistischen Angriffe, ImmigratInnen, Patission 61 & Skaramaga Squat, Villa Amalias | Category: Migranten – Antifaschismus, Nachrichten, Repression, Video – Multimedien [...]

  2. [...] Occupied London: Vidéos des affrontements à l’extérieur du squat Skaramanga May 11th, 2011 | Tags: anarchistes, Athènes, attaques contre les immigrés, fascistes, squat patission 61 & skaramaga, villa Amalias | Category: Actualités, Immigration – Antifascisme, Multimédia, Répression [...]

  3. Der Fall des Yiannis K. « L.nsentrug on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    [...] Am 11. Mai, dem Tag des Generalstreiks, wurde der Aktivist Yiannis K. bei dem Protestzug in Athen Opfer eines gräulich brutalen Übergriffes der Polizei, bei dem er durch mehrere Schläge auf den Kopf lebensgefährlich verletzt wurde und in künstliches Koma versetzt wurde. Mittlerweile wurden die drei beteiligten Polizisten suspendiert, wie die Zeitung Athens News heute berichtet. Zunächst folgt hier das Video der Misshandlung, danach die bemerkenswerte Erklärung des lokalen Zweiges der EINAP, der Gewerkschaft der Ärzte von Athen und Piräus, in der Übersetzung von Occupied London. Sie gibt auch Auskunft über den Zustand, in dem sich Yiannis befindet. Schließlich findet ihr die die Erklärung des Besetzer der Mensa in Propylaea (Panepistimiou Str.) in Athen, die heute morgen von Anarchisten und Anti-Autoritären besetzt wurde. Der Text nimmt Bezug auf die gestrigen brutalen Übergriffe und ruft angesichts dessen die massiven Ausschreitungen im Dezember 2008, in Reaktion auf den Mord an Alexandros Grigoropoulos, in Erinnerung. Ebenso beziehen sich die Verfasser auf eine Reihe von Angriffen auf ein besetzte Häuser. Mehr dazu auf occupiedlondon.org. [...]

  4. [...] by fascist thugs who have launched a series of attacks in the wider centre of the city following the murder of a Greek man on Tuesday night (May 10th), on the corner of Ipirou & Tritis Septemvriou Street. This later incident has been widely [...]

  5. [...] Ce même mardi 100 à 150 fachos ont déambulé dans les rues en tirant profit de ce drame. Ils se sont dirigés vers Skaramanga (un des squats les plus actifs d’Athènes) qu’ils ont attaq… (les personnes en civil sont des fachos). Suite à ça nous (anarchistes) nous sommes regroupés à [...]

  6. [...] Ce même mardi 100 à 150 fachos ont déambulé dans les rues en tirant profit de ce drame. Ils se sont dirigés vers Skaramanga (un des squats les plus actifs d’Athènes) qu’ils ont attaq… (les personnes en civil sont des fachos). Suite à ça nous (anarchistes) nous sommes regroupés à [...]

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