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Athens: Protest march in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons followed by clashes in Exarchia

No tolerance to type C prisons and any form of incarceration

Fire to states and prisons – That’s right, that’s right; fire to the parliament to make you come to your senses (A)

War on democracy

delayed report:

During the evening of April 7th 2015, more than a thousand people took to the streets in central Athens in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons.
Outer walls of the Greek parliament were tagged with anti-prison slogans.

The demo ended in front of the occupied building of the rectorate of Athens University in Propylaea, Panepistimiou Street.

Shorty afterwards, clashes erupted in Exarchia, in the vicinity of Athens Polytechnic School and Stournari Street, with Molotov attacks and burning of cars and trash bins. Several people were detained by cops during the night.

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The University of Athens rectorate (Prytaneia EKPA) was occupied by comrades in active solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons since March 30th 2015. The occupation was violently evicted by police on April 17th, when 14 comrades who were still inside the building were arrested and charged with misdemeanors. All are now released, awaiting trial on April 20th.

1 comment to Athens: Protest march in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons followed by clashes in Exarchia

  • translation

    Krawalle in Exarchia nach Solidaritätsdemonstration mit dem Hungerstreik in den griechischen Knästen

    Verspäteter Bericht

    Am Abend des 7. April bewegten sich über 1000 Leute aus Solidarität mit dem Gefangenen-Hungerstreik auf einer Demo durch die Innenstadt Athens. Die Außenwänden des Parlamentsgebäudes wurden dabei mit Anti-Knast-Parolen verziert.

    Die Demonstration endete in der Panepistimiou Strasse an den Propyläen direkt vor dem besetzten Uni-Rektorat.

    Kurze Zeit später kam es in der Nähe des Polytechnikum und der Stounari Strasse zu Zusammenstössen, dabei wurden Molotovcocktails eingesetzt, Autos und Müllcontainer brannten, es kam zu Festnahmen im Laufe der Nacht.


    Das Universitätsrektorat, das in aktiver Solidarität seit dem 30. März besetzt war, wurde von der Polizei am 17. April gewaltsam geräumt. Alle 14 Genoss_innen, die bis dahin ausgehalten hatten, wurden vorübergehend festgenommen, wurden angeklagt und erwarten ihr Verfahren am 20. April.

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