On the evening of June 24th – 2nd day of mass hunger strike of over 3,900 prisoners across Greece — nearly 60 anarchists made an anti-prison intervention outside the house of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, in the northern suburb of Kifissia, Athens.
Comrades threw anti-repression leaflets in the streets and shouted slogans such as:
Listen up you humanguards, hands off the fighters!
The State is calling the fighters scumbags – Scumbags are the anti-riot squadrons and plainclothes cops!
The State and the Capital are the only terrorists – Solidarity with urban guerrilla fighters.
Terrorism is the wage slavery – No peace with the bosses.
Solidarity is people’s weapon – War against the bosses’ war!
All the values of this society are maximum security prisons.
The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons!
Soon they were surrounded by forces of MAT anti-riot squadron and DELTA motorcycle cops. The detained comrades were transferred to GADA (the police headquarters on Alexandras Avenue, in the centre of Athens).
The Open Assembly of Anarchists/Antiauthoritarians against Special Detention Conditions, alongside other collectives like the VOX squat, urgently called for a gathering outside GADA, which was attended by 300 people in solidarity. Late at night, the 57 detainees were gradually released, without charges.
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Street protests against maximum security prisons
– Volos: 11.30am, motorcycle demo from Aghios Konstantinos-ERA
– Athens (downtown): 12pm, protest march from Monastiraki Square
– Larissa: 3pm, noise demo outside the local prison
– Heraklion, Crete: 7pm, protest march from Liontaria Square
– Serres: 8pm, counter-info gathering at Eleftherias Square
Greece prisoner hunger strike is currently on its 3rd day.