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Syntagma live! Updates from Syntagma square, Athens Feb 12 2012

All times are local ATH time (GMT+2).

Athens, Feb 12, 2012

The updates continue here:

Athens, the long night of February 12: “burning and looting tonight”


21:00 Thousands of people on Amalias st. Police uses tear gas en masse trying to disperse the demonstrators who defend themselves with any means available and remain in front of the parliament but also on the rest of the streets in the centre. Several buildings are in flames, Euro-Bank branch in Korai st., Costa coffee shop, and the first floor of the State’s Accounts Office.

Earlier the police fired rubber bullets against demonstrators in Law School.

20.23 The  clashes outside the Law school continue. People push back the police who try to attack the building at waves. Thousands and thousands of people are still outside Parliament, despite the clashes taking place at the lower part of the square.

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19:50 Quite a few injured demonstrators. On the Propylea of Athens University take place harsh battles at the moment, people report of head to head clashes. The Law School occupation has defended all police attacks and eventually it  remains there, More than 500 people in the school now. The occupation calls for Red Cross medics who are on the streets to go towards the school with first aid material as there are injured demonstrators in the School.

19.40 At least five open fronts on Fillelinon str, on Othonos, Syntagma square, Stadiou and behind the ministry of Finance. Face-to-face clashes outside the Law school. Things temporarily calm down outside parliament.

19:07 A block of demonstrators on the corner of Othonos & Amalias st, on Syntagma square blockaded police offensive and big crowd of people gathered there and gradually moved back towards the House of Parliament.  A few minutes ago police units joined forces and attacked to that group

18.57 People inside the Law school are now withdrawing from the building after the consecutive police attacks.

18.49 Update from inside the Law school in Athens: consecutive police attacks on the building are pushed back by the people inside it. It now seems likely that the police will attempt to storm the university building.

18:29 Ermou street is packed with demonstrators who are clashing with police units, in their effort to return to the Square. Law School Occupiers calls for more people to gather there and march all together to Syntagma.

18:25 People are gathering in front of the Parliament again, while all around the centre dispersed groups of demonstrators are clashing with dispersed units of riot police.

18:22 Clashes still going on around King George Hotel and on Fillelinon Street, a lot of molotov cocktails, while the Law School Occupation calls for people to go there.  At least demonstrator severely injured n Sytagma Sq.

18:00 Full scale clashes in front of the parliament. Police attacked dispersing the crowd, tear gased demonstrators moved on the lower part of Syntagma square while several hunderds are confronting the police throwing stones. The Law School occupiers were attacked by the police a part of their block moved towards Syntagma another part returned back in the School. Fires are burning in order to minimise the effects of the tear gas and barricades are erected around Syntagma Sq.

17:39 First tear gas in front of the Parliament

17:33 Small tension with the police in front of the Unknown Soldier Monument (Bottom of the House of Parliament), but people remain there

Syntagma Square, Athens, Feb 12, 17.30 GMT+2

17:32 Circa 50,000 people in front of the parliament, people are flowing all the time, buses and subway trains towards the centre of the city are packed. Tension in front of the Law School, riot police tries to prevent the Law School occupiers to form a march towards Syntagma Sq.

17.10 More than 10,000 people already gathered at Syntagma, with the square filling up very fast.

17.03 About 200 demonstrators are trapped inside the Law School, surrounded by heavy police forces.

17.01 The block of the popular assembly of Cholargos-Papagou, is heading toward Korai square to meet the blocks of the other popular assemblies.

16.31 Ilioupoli, Athens: About 100 people are at the pre-gathering. A small demo will follow in the streets of Ilioupoli and then the people will head to Syntagma.

16.27 About 1000 demonstrators are at Monastiraki square.

16.18 Around 1,000 people are already gathered at Syntagma.

16.07 Pagrati, Athens: A march is going to start in about 15 minutes, heading toward Syntagma square.

16.04 Syntagma: A double cordon of police pigs in front of the monument of the unknown soldier.

16.03 Latest update from the occupied Law School: There is a need for reinforcements as police forces are all around the area. Access to the building is not as easy any more.

15.52 About 400 protesters at Syntagma. They just took over and closed off Amalias street.

15.39 People are gathering at the Law School. As a comrade reports on 98fm, a riot police squad is at the pedestrian street between Propylaea and the Law School.

15.26 Thessaloniki: Two police squads already stationed at Aristotelous square.

13.59 Chania, Crete: The occupation of the Prefecture continues. Anarchists/antiautoritarians have made various counter-information actions in the citys’ neighborhoods.

13.36 There is good access to the occupied Law School. A PA is announced for 14.00.

Approx.13.00 There are reports of “preventive” detentions of people in struggle from inside their own houses. The Initiative a Ship For Gaza, has released a communique informing about the detention of one of its members.

12.18 A squad of riot police is lurking on Othonos street, close to the metro station of Syntagma.

10.30 A group of Metro employers along with some people in solidarity are trying to put pressure to the management of the Metro, in order to reopen the Syntagma station. The authorities have decided to also shut down the Panepistimio station, at Propylaea, after 14.00.


  1. Mort wrote:

    do you know if there is any live streaming feeds of this?

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  2. lotek wrote:


    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  3. Exarchia wrote:

    here the live streaming

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Alarm wrote:

    More live stream:

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  5. alex wrote:

    Ho many people is i n Law school occcupied????

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Alarm wrote:

    any news on the injured comrade?

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  7. Kwstas wrote:

    5 Live cams from Syntagma square, Greece or

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  8. INCUBUS wrote:

    Comrades take heart. Across Europe and the world we are with you. SOLIDARITY.

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink
  9. filippo wrote:

    we in milano, are supporting you. oh, greece, greece. remind me lots of hopes and great tohught i have studied and i wish you can start a new europe . i wish you all be well, and nobody is injuryed tonight, neithr policeman. wish you r fight can bring you to imporve your lives.
    for you,

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Permalink
  10. supporter wrote:

    Solidarity from Germany! Death to capitalism!

    Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink

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