To the streets, to break up the fear – The building of the Refectory of Athens University in Propylaea, Panepistimiou Street, Athens, is currently occupied by comrades, on the occasion of the events that took place on May 11th general strike demonstration.

Posted on May 12, 2011

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The Refectory building in Propylaea is occupied since the morning of May 12th

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The building of the Refectory of Athens University in Propylaea, Panepistimiou Street, Athens, is currently occupied by comrades, on the occasion of the events that took place on May 11th general strike demonstration.

At least three demonstrators had to undergo medical operations the last 24 hours as result of their injury by riot police. The protest march was brutally attacked by police forces that caused very serious injuries to at least 100 people, who had been transferred to hospitals. One demonstrator was taken to the General Hospital of Nikaia in a heavy, antemortem condition with severe head injuries; he is now in full clinical repression.

A morning assembly was held in the Refectory building; another assembly will take place there after the 18.00 demo. Loudspeakers have been erected on the Refectory square (Propylaea) informing people about police brutality, and the first announcement of the occupation has been already issued and was distributed out on the streets/ here in English and French.

There are calls for anti-repression and anti-police demonstrations at 18.00 (GMT+2) in 11 cities so far, and more are to be added.

Ruling party’s (PASOK) offices were attacked by protesters in Volos last night, while various spontaneous demos took place in other cities.

The Workers’ Centre in Corfu is occupied at the moment by an assembly, preparing for the 18:00 demo.

Comrades wish to create an outbreak of counter-information and continuing struggle, so they call on all militant parts of society to participate.

First announcement from the occupied Refectory building in Propylaea, Athens

In the May 11th general strike demonstration, thousands of protesters voiced their opposition to the Greek government’s anti-social measures which directly affect workers. While the predatory policy of the ‘Troika’ along with the cooperating Greek government, is pushing even larger sections of society in absolute poverty and destitution, the riot police forces are attacking demonstrators with fury.

In the demonstration of May 11th and while a big part of the demonstrators had passed the parliament and were heading to Propylaea (Panepistimiou Str.), the cops attacked furiously and unprovocably against various blocks of demonstrators (neighborhood assemblies, rank’n’file labour unions, anarchists/anti-authoritarians, extra-parliamentary left) beating them wildly and firing tons of tear gas. More than 100 demonstrators were transferred to general hospitals (Nikaia, ‘KAT’, ‘Evangelismos’), while three of them underwent surgery.

Comrade Yannis K. has been murderously attacked by the repression forces. Wounded and with a bleeding head, he began to move away from Panepistimiou Street along with another demonstrator. Going down Amerikis Street, at the height of Stadiou Street, they entered into a porch where people who were present saw him bleeding. He was then transferred in antemortem condition (according to the hospital doctors union’s press release) at the General Hospital in Nikaia suffering from an internal head bleeding. He was directly operated and hospitalized in intensive care, in a coma situation.

While this text is being written, the formal mechanisms of manipulation, along with their regimes’ apologists are intensively trying to present the murderous attack as an ‘injury under unclear circumstances’ relieving thereby the principals and instigators (Greek state, repression forces).

The memory of December 08 revolt is turning like an ax over the heads of the rulers, that tremble while facing the possibility of a new social explosion. Alongside, the repression forces  in close cooperation with members of extreme-right organizations, have launched a coordinated pogrom against political milieus and squats (Villa Amalias, Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat), attempting thereby to disrupt the ‘enemy within’ by sending messages of terror and fear to anyone who fights back.

Today, May 12th, at 9 o’clock, we occupied the Refectory of University of Athens in Propylaea, in Panepistiniou Str., in the centre of Athens. We have already converted the building and the courtyard in front of it into a counter-information centre and a front of struggle, as an embankment to the States’ invasion and capitalist brutality.

NO PERSECUTION AGAINST THE ARRESTED
OF THE 
MAY 11th GENERAL STRIKE

WAR BY ALL MEANS AGAINST THE STATE-MURDERER

CALL FOR AN ASSEMBLY IN THE OCCUPIED REFECTORY BUILDING
AT PROPYLAEA
RIGHT AFTER THE END OF THE DEMONSTRATION
(THE DEMO WILL BEGIN AT 18.00)

Anarchists/Anti-authoritarians from the occupied ground of the Refectory building (Propylaea)

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#475 | Condition of 30-year old demonstrator attacked by police remains life-threatening and critical; emergency demonstration called for May 12th in Athens Thursday, May 12, 2011The condition of the 30-year old demonstrator who was attacked by police during the May 11th General Strike demonstration in Athens remains life-threatening. The 30-year old has been placed in a medically induced coma. The next 48 hours will be crucial in determining his fate. He was a member of the Assembly of Solidarity and Resistance of the Park of Kyprou and Patision Street in Athens. His block, along with many others, suffered an unprovoked police attack. The beating he received was a lethal one: according to the medical reports, he was hit with an object that was not a police baton; most likely it was a fire extinguisher.Leftist and anarchist groups have called for a demonstration against state repression forThursday, May 12th at 6pm, at the Propylea in Athens. The call-out by the leftist groups follows:

To the streets, to break up the fear

The government of the IMF and the Memorandum resorts to police barbarism and promotes fascist violence in order to enforce its anti-popular agenda.

Down with the murderous policies of the PASOK government.

At the pan-workerist demonstration of May 11th hordes of police launched an unprovoked attack, injuring tens of demonstrators and pushing Y.K. to the brink of death.

(We call for)

Police out of demonstrations

Chemical tear gas to be banned

The dissolution of Riot Police (MAT) and the special police forces

The punishment of the murderous policemen

Us, the workers, the unemployed and the youth resist the government attack through our coordinated struggles.

Terrorism shall not stop us

Demonstration: Thursday, May 12th at 6pm, Propylea, Athens

Signed by

AKOA

Anti-authoritarian Movement

ANTARSIA

ARAN

Network for Social and Political Rights

KKE (ML)

KOKKINO

NAR – Youth Communist Liberation

Synaspismos Youth

Xekinima

OKDE

OKDE – Spartacus

SEK

Synaspismos

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