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Daily Archives: January 9th, 2013

Anarchists hold spontaneous demo outside the Ministry of Finance as PM Samaras holds press conference inside, in response to the Villa Amalias raid

At approximately 12.30 today, only three hours after Villa Amalias was raided, approximately 400-500 anarchists gathered outside the Ministry of Finance in Syntagma, where PM Samaras was holding a press conference. The anarchists were later on pushed back by the police and marched to the Polytechnic. Photos:    

Videos and photos from today’s raids at Villa Amalias and Skaramanga

Approx 09.20 am: Villa Amalias is re-evicted after being re-occupied shortly. Video from inside Villa: At approximately the same time, 40 anarchists in solidarity occupy the HQ of the Democratic Left Party (DIMAR), only to be detained as well. Approx 19.20: solidarity gathering outside the police HQ.

Short announcement by the collective of Skaramaga squat about today’s raid

English original (via contrainfo) 15.56pm: A police raid took place today (9/1) at 15.00pm in the Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat. Seven comrades are inside the building (currently witnessing the police search in the squat). The repressive operation came vindictively few hours after the re-occupation of Villa Amalias and the occupation of DIMAR headquarters, which [...]

Solidarity actions and gatherings across Greece for Villa Amalias and Skaramanga

Already, only hours after the two squats were evicted in Athens, people have started taking action across the country. (The list below will be updated) In Patras, a solidarity demo has been called for 5pm at the University branch (Parartima). In Veroia, anarchists have called for a gathering at the Town Hall Square at 6pm. [...]

Villa Amalias statement regarding today’s re-occupation and re-eviction

Greek original English original En Espanol VILLA AMALLIAS – Today at 9.20 am, and following the reoccupation of Villa Amalias by dozens of comrades, the building was invaded by riot police and anti-terrorist police units without the presence of an attorney, to remove the comrades and evacuate the building. The 101 comrades, despite the difficult position [...]

Update on the arrested in Villa Amalias, the Democratic Left HQ and Skaramanga

Latest update on the number of the arrested – considerable confusion regarding their actual number throughout the day, apologies. UPDATE, 17.35 pm The 40 anarchists detained earlier on inside the Democratic Left party HQ have all been released. 101 people were detained inside Villa Amalias (according to the police’s press release). All these detentions have [...]

Video from inside Villa Amalias during its attempted re-occupation

Skaramanga squat raided in Athens on the same day that Villa Amalias is re-evicted

Only a few hours after Villa Amalias was re-squatted and re-evicted, another central Athens squat, Skaramanga, was raided by the police. The last post on the Skaramanga website simply reads “police are now raiding the building”. At least 6 people were detained  by the police in the building, raising the day total to approximately 138.