In November 2014, the Distomo steki (an antifascist and antiauthoritarian ‘hangout’) opened its doors in the Athens zone of Aghios Panteleimonas —an area which in recent years has become one of the strongholds of fascists and racists in general, and of the Golden Dawn Nazis in particular, where the scum have often unleashed racist pogroms against the migrant population of the neighbourhood.
On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, several antifascists paid a visit to the offices of Golden Dawn near Larissis metro station in Athens. Later, in another part of the city and as comrades from the Distomo hangout were exiting the Panepistimio metro station at Propylaea (downtown Athens), they were harassed and detained by cops, accused of attacking the Nazi party’s offices earlier that same evening.
On January 9th and 10th the arrestees (35 adults and one minor) stood before investigators and prosecutors in the Athens courts. They have all been released under restrictive conditions pending trial.
On Friday, January 16th, as a gesture of solidarity with the antifascist-antiauthoritarian hangout Distomo in Athens, the anarchist group Baruti (‘Gunpowder’) hung a banner in the centre of the city of Veria (northern Greece): “Against the state and every fascism. Solidarity with the Distomo hangout. Not a step back.”