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Two weeks after the state murder of comrade Alexandros Grigoropoulos, the social and class counter-attack continues.
University facilities and public buildings remain occupied, whilst mobilisations, demonstrations and confrontations with the uniformed guardians of order continue to take place on the streets, throughout Greece, on a daily basis.
Up until Wednesday 17 December, 16 of those arrested during the rebellious events of December have been imprisoned facing grave charges and 4 of them are persecuted according the “anti”terrorist law. Hundreds of people have been arrested all over the country. In Athens alone 184 people have been arrested, whilst more than 30 immigrants are being detained.
The events that took place following the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos started a wave of worldwide mobilisations in his memory and in solidarity with those rebels fighting in the streets against democratic totalitarianism. Gatherings, marches, symbolic attacks on Greek consulates, as well as confrontations with the police, have taken place in cities across Cyprus, Germany, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Belgium, the United States of America, Turkey, Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Australia, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Poland, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Uruguay, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, South Korea, Basque Country and elsewhere.
We continue the occupation of the Athens Polytechnic School that started on the evening of December 6th, creating a space for everyone involved in the struggle and providing a steady point of resistance within the city of Athens.
Following a collective decision of the occupied Polytechnic’s general assembly on Saturday 13/12, we called for global actions against state terrorism on Saturday 20/12. Because we do not forget and we do not forgive. Because the use of murderous violence by the state and bosses against those that struggle is not a localized phenomenon but rather a universal suffocating reality. Because zero tolerance and repressive terrorism, wage slavery, poverty and social exclusion, exploitation, oppression and social control are not constrained by borders — but neither is the struggle for freedom.
The rebellion that lit up this miserable world with its flames, continues!
Immediate release of all who are being detained by the police.
Solidarity with everyone facing persecution.
Solidarity with everyone around the world who uses any means to spread the message of rebellion!
Gathering at the site of Alexis Grigoropoulos’ murder.
Saturday 20/12, 9pm.
The Occupation of the Polytechnic University in Athens
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“La Grèce s’apprête à vivre un 14ème jour de mobilisation,” euronews,19 December 2008
“Athens, Greece, 18.12.09,” No Comment TV, 19 December 2008
“Manifestation risquée en Grèce,” euronews, 18 December 2008
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According to Actualité de l’Anarcho-syndicalisme,
800 schools and 200 departments of universities are now occupied, and a première at the National Theatre was interrupted Friday night by about 100 people, who took the stage with a banner declaring “All Out into the Streets.” The text distributed to the theatergoers said, among other things: “Now that you have turned off your cell phones, it’s time to reactivate yourself.” The day of international solidarity has arrived.
The communiqué about the global day of action against state terrorism was published by ΚΑΤΑΛΗΨΗ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΕΙΟΥ (Polytechnic Occupation) on 18 December 2008.