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“Athens Racist Attack” – reelnews reports

From reelnews:

At 3am in the morning of Tuesday, 12 June 2012, a horrific racist act of terror unfolded in a quiet Athens suburb. At 3am several motorbikes with passengers descended on a quiet street in the Perama neighbourhood of Pireaus. They began to vandalise vehicles belonging to some Egyptian fisherman staying in a house on the street. The racists then tried to force their way into the house throwing an explosive device through the broken glass of the front door. Inside the occupants managed to hold the attackers off by stopping them from forcing the doors and windows open.

Sadly one of the fishermen was asleep on the roof of the building when the assault happened. 24-year-old Abouz Mubarek was beaten almost to death where he lay. His keys, cigarettes and bloodstained bedding still lay where he had beaten when we arrived at the scene this afternoon. Despite this being a clear case of attempted murder there were no Police present or forensic specialists examining the scene. The Police have arrested six individuals though they are making the outrageous claim that this was not at ‘organised’ attack.

If that is the case then how do they explain how the three cars and vans that were smashed only belonged to the Egyptians? The use of explosives? The time of day? The fact that racist violence involving gangs using motorbikes bears all the hallmarks of well-documented actions by Golden Dawn activists?

Also on the same afternoon, Golden Dawn members threatened an Egyptian family in a square a few miles from the scene. They were told that “if the fishermen made a statement” then every Egyptian in the area “would be killed.“

Exactly where to these thugs get such detailed information on who is who in the migrant community? It also seems a staggering coincidence that one of the fishermen had taken part in an anti racist TV film. Anti fascists are planning some some kind of response to the attack this coming Saturday.

*Athens racist attack 12-6-12* – Images by Guy Smallman


  1. Sweden support wrote:

    Disgousting pigs.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  2. Leftway wrote:

    It is obviously clear that such a kind of action by marginal racist group (and that is just one such action in a long row) can happen only because the golden dawnists have already full support of the police – and that doesnt mean only of low-rank police, there are clearly intentions of ruling class behind this.

    At first there are these kind of criminal acts happening, or rather being let to happen. Than some guy of so called moderate right and with support of the rich will take the scene. He will say that it is time to stop chaos, and he will start doing the very same, on much larger scale and under state control, with imposing open fascism once again.

    Whether people in greece will get bluffed by these dirty tricks like people have done so many times, or the fear will just jam their mouths, it remains to be seen. Hopefully people won’t get bluffed nor feared. It depends on the activity of those, who has their eyes opened.

    But one is clear: Time when you’ll have to fight for everything is near! Be aware comrades in Greece, times of extreme historical importantce are coming!
    May start a process unseen since spain ’36, may also many hopes be dashed. It depends on all of us.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink
  3. JB wrote:

    the anti-racist response better be kicking the crap out of some Golden Dawn activists and off duty police officers in THEIR homes.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  4. dave wrote:

    Any theories as to why these people were targeted? Is it possible they were linked to the revolution in Egypt? clearly this wasn’t a target of opportunity, as the author suggests this was organized and focused. Is it possible there is more here than meets the eye? The attackers could have picked easier prey. Any thoughts?

    Friday, June 15, 2012 at 6:30 am | Permalink
  5. Ravachol wrote:

    But one is clear: Time when you’ll have to fight for everything is near! Be aware comrades in Greece, times of extreme historical importantce are coming!
    May start a process unseen since spain ’36, may also many hopes be dashed. It depends on all of us.

    All over Europe people start to train how to build and use weapons. The elites are leading a war against our class and like in the past they use the nazis to threaten and divide us.
    We have to kill the Nazis! Let us go, thessaloniki will start.

    Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  6. tourist terrorist wrote:

    In one month minimum 60 rascist attacks only against people from Pakistan:
    google for
    “Beunruhigender Anstieg rassistischer Gewalt in Griechenland”

    Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  7. peter denise wrote:

    this man that has been going about,motivating greek nationals against foreigners,he should also know that greek citizens are all over the world too.if the same measures is been taking against them too where ever they are,nobody should see it as problem then.that leader of golden dawn or what ever he calls himself should better be called to oder by the greece authority.

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:54 am | Permalink

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