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Heraklion, Crete: as the Parliament in Athens votes in further austerity cuts, a city shows the way forward for the struggle

At the same time that in Athens the new measures were voted in parliament and the protest outside was hit by repression and rain, some remarkable events in Heraklion, Crete show how the struggle against the memorandums can be intensified. At tonight’s demo in the city, more than 10,000 people took part – including an anarchist block of approximately 800.

The even more astonishing events took place after the demo though, where a mass Popular Assembly decided the following:

  • To block off the city’s economic activity (not on a symbolic level) by blocking off tax offices and the bank of greece at 7 AM on Thursday.
  • Meanwhile, the Labor Union of Heraklion called for another 24h strike tomorrow, to facilitate workers’ participation in the blockade. The strike was called following the pressure of anarchists and leftists present at the Popular Assembly.
  • The occupation of the administrative building of the Periphery of Crete (the administrative HQ for the entire island) continues.
  • Finally, the Assembly will produce a call-out for workers and unemployed across the country to take similar action.

2 Comments

  1. Mark wrote:

    That mean that protests will be continued across greece in next few days?

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  2. @Mark wrote:

    Sure, now it begins!
    Electricity workers of DEI are threatening with a blackout, cut off five factories, this morning occupied the Athens DEI office and keep on with rolling strikes. There are others like cab-drivers, lawyers and doctors on rolling strikes too…

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

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