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6,400 migrants detained by police in largest ever pogrom operation in the centre of Athens

In the past few days, police have been conducting their largest ever pogrom operation in the centre of Athens. According to the released information, 1,500 people were detained by police in the first two days of the operation (August 2-3) and another 4,900 in its third day alone (August 4). The operation has been taking place in Athens and in Evros, at the NE border with Turkey. At least 1,630 people have been arrested and are facing deportation.

In an Orwellian twist, the racist pogrom operation has been named “Zeus Xenios” — the ancient god of travelers and hospitality.

The racist operation is continuing for a fourth day today (Sunday, Aug 5). It appears that today’ s operation is centred around Omonoia Square, Monastiraki, Mars’ Fields (Pedion tou Areos) and Vathis Square, all in central Athens. We are getting reports that police stop, search and detain all migrants in their path, regardless of whether or not they carry documents.

3 Comments

  1. clashes on halkidiki wrote:

    Three cop cars burned and injuries from rubber bullet by resistance against gold-mine:
    http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/57513

    Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink
  2. News about Clashew with riot police errupts in Greece
    http://www.rodacino.gr/article.jsf?id=364CEA7B8859B21A8794A94296EB2FDC&at=1
    Ειδήσεις νέα πολιτική

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  3. oli/mar wrote:

    i have witnessed these. it is true that police is all out now on almost every corner of athens. we have seen it everywhere today, including on polytechniki”s surrounding streets.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

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