Lesvos Island, Greece: Antifascist demo in response to the killing of Pavlos Fyssas

On Wednesday afternoon, September 18th—hours after the assassination of Pavlos Fyssas by parastatal scumbags of the Golden Dawn was made known—an antifascist demonstration took place in the city of Mytilini, on Lesvos Island. The “Assembly for generalized self-determination” held a pre-gathering at Sapfous Square by 6pm. An hour later, the Association of Secondary Education State-School Teachers (ELME), student unions, and Stalinists of the PAME syndicate gathered at the same location.

The bloc of the Assembly for generalized self-determination, carrying the front banner that read “Fascists your days are over!” counted with the presence of 450 persons from the wider antiauthoritarian spectrum, alongside autonomous protesters who did not wish to march with the other blocs (ELME and student unions were nearly 250 demonstrators).

The demo was quite lively. Numerous slogans were chanted, and graffiti or stencils were painted on the streets. Walking through the city centre of Mytilini, the protest march made a stop at the prefecture building, where a municipal council regarding migration concentration camps was underway. Fascists do not maintain official offices on the island, so antifascists paid a visit to the municipal authorities instead, in order to check if Nazis were also present at the anti-migration meeting. As soon as demonstrators verified the complete absence of fascists, the march moved on and ended at Sapfous Square.