Solidarity gathering: Thursday November 7, 4pm, outside the ERT building (Mesogeion Avenue, Agia Paraskeui, closest metro: Agia Paraskeui)
At approximately 04:30 AM, eight squads of riot police stormed the building of the Greek Public TV station (ERT). The police evicted the workers who were occupying and maintaining the building for many months now as a self-organised TV and radio station, after the government decided to shut ERT down overnight. At least four of the workers were detained in the operation, while the police used tear gas in order to evict the building and to push away the impromptu demonstration that had formed outside.
In Thessaloniki, the ERT-3 self-organised (formerly state owned) station continues to stream live:
Below you can listen to the last minutes of the self-organised ERT radio. The journalist broadcasts sourounded by police while waiting to be detained, eventually they force him to stop. His last words are “Psihi vathia”, literally translating as “deep soul” – a famous greeting that would be exchanged between partizans of ELAS, the Greek People’s Liberation Army, in the country’s civil war.
The last minutes from the live feed of ERT TV.