Kavala, Northern Greece: Antifascist demo on September 21

“Your democracy stinks fascism. Antifa means attack” —banner by the Autonomous Hangout of Kavala and Vyronos 3 squat.

On Saturday, September 21, anarchists and antiauthoritarians called for an antifascist demonstration in the city of Kavala against the programmed inauguration of Golden Dawn local offices on that same evening. Even though the Nazi event was eventually cancelled—due to the wave of protests in various Greek cities in the aftermath of the assassination of Pavlos Fyssas by the Goldendawner Giorgos Roupakias on September 18—the antifascist protest did take place as scheduled.

People started to gather at around 18.00 in the Faliro skate-park, and the march began two hours later counting with the presence of more than 500 demonstrators. Police presence in the city of Kavala was too heavy but the antifascist contingent, mainly composed of locals, was well safe-guarded by groups of comrades. It is worth mentioning that reformists from the SYRIZA opposition party never showed up, although they had initially called for a gathering at the same location.