Various cops of all kinds raided the Maragopouleio occupation in Patras, on December 28th, at 7:30 am; 11 comrades that were in the building were detained for a couple of hours and 9 of them were charged with a misdemeanor (“disturbance of domestic peace”). Around 30 people gathered in solidarity outside the local police headquarters.
The building, which officially belongs to the Ministry of Health, had been abandoned for several years; according to the prosecutor that ordered the eviction, the Ministry has lodged a complaint. So here we have a bankrupt state and its pathetic loyal servants, that wait for the holidays to come in order to fight back the “no.1 internal enemy”: those who give life to abandoned buildings and provide neighborhoods spaces for collective political expression and action. Here we see a ministry of health that has left the NHS to its fate (in order to sell it off) but miraculously finds the time to show interest in buildings that have been abandoned for years when they eventually become spaces of social importance. Repression is becoming all the more intense in Patras; we have recently experienced brutality in demos, houses of comrades have been raided under the fashionable “antiterrorist” pretext. You don’t scare us, you infuriate us!
Solidarity to squats/occupations