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(en) [Greece] Fails the repressive plan premeditated police in the manifestation of November 17 - two takes (pt)

Date Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:29:29 +0200

Take 1: More than 30,000 people participated in the demonstration on November 17, 2014 in Athens, on the 41st anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising in 1973 against the dictatorship of the time. Before the start of the demonstration approximately 7,000 uniformed officers and plainclothes had been scattered in the city center, reminding us that "the dictatorship did not end in 1973," according to one of the slogans shouted in the march to the US embassy. ---- Before the rally, the repressive forces of the regime had created an environment of terrorism, with dozens of preventive retention of people who went to concentrations of manifestation, and thousands of police lined up around the buildings of the colleges of central Athens, closed since last Friday for Democracy, specifically, by order of the president of the University of Athens.

During the demonstration the police confirmed with your attitude so many people have commented late last week: That she would provoke the protesters, and would do everything possible to break up the march. And made a brazen manner. Since the beginning of march the presence of police involving virtually all anarchist bloc was sweltering, and the attitude of the police was blatantly provocative. About three hours after the start of the march, and when she was going on peacefully, suddenly and without the slightest pretext the police made an attack against the anarchist block. During this brutal police and totally unjustified attack, the police began to pick anarchists and all the demonstrators who were at that moment in scope.

In the video we see two seguir¹ rush police during the march against the anarchists and other protesters block.

However, the objective of the repressive forces had not been achieved. Police managed to dissolve the demonstration, however, the reaction of the protesters was not expected that the Police. Most attacked protesters regrouped and continued marching toward the US embassy, despite the constant provocations of the police. Following the repression occurred in the Exarchia neighborhood, where many anarchists and leftists came after police onslaught against the anarchist block, and once the march ended.

In this neighborhood the police went on to a real repressive orgy. Motorized police or members of the so-called riot forces began to persecute, insult, arrest and assaulting anyone who was in the streets, sweeping away everything they encountered on their way. They destroyed a part of a kiosk owners beat us, broke into a house to chase the protesters who have taken refuge inside it to escape the repressive anger, smashing windows of shops and residences, lots of grenades fired tear gas and moral effect in a densely populated urban area, the neighbors insulted, and began many different provocations to which we are accustomed.

An example mentioned earlier is the attitude of the police in abaixo² video. They beat a person who is lying on the ground. One says to the other that will leave the injured person they fallen in the street.

While many protesters were arriving in Exarchia, a person on the internet who reported on a neighborhood street several "hooded" descended from a police van (whose number plate was not made public in the complaint), heading for Exarchia . As mentioned above, the goal of the police and their political bosses was clear. It was so clear that the vast majority of the protesters and people in general do not take the bait.

Not happened organized and expanded with the police in Exarchia clashes after the arrival of the anarchist block in this neighborhood. Some groups of protesters threw Molotov cocktails and stones at police, but the provocative attitude of the latter was premeditated and deliberate, and certainly independent of these limited confrontations. We observed that during the raid the police in Exarchia, many of the locals played their balconies various objects at police, causing confusion and, in some cases, causing them to run from their posts.

So far we are writing these lines in Athens, deductions were made 64 and 10 preventive arrests.

In Thessalonica , the march was very large. The police presence was equally as suffocating in Athens, prompting the protesters to stop running for a while, protesting and shouting slogans against the police. There were limited confrontations between protesters and police. In Patras , a group of protesters attacked the so-called "Palace of Justice" city, with stones and Molotov cocktails. Additionally, this city also confrontos³ were limited.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAjzVrl1Tws#t=247

[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4e2RGt3c4

[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttNt1ve5nbM

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VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH08njM1Aw0~ A 2000 strong anarchist black bloc marches in Athens, Greece during the anniversary of the student revolt against the dictatorship of 1973 [17/11/2014]

Athens, Greece.17th of November is the day where the student revolt against the dictatorship in Athens, Greece in 1973 is being commemorated. The 3days festivities lead to a march at the streets of every city in Greece, but mainly in central Athens where a usually massive march is organized towards the American embassy, that is being blamed of co-operating and imposing the junta regime at the time.

Like every other year the police measures are suppressive to an extreme length while this year almost 7.000 cops or more were guarding a march of 50.000 people focused particularly around the black block of approximately 2.000 anarchists and antiauthoritarians.

Several days (14 November 2014) in an unprecedented move, the greek state showed its fear of just a memory of a revolt 41 years ago and without any prior notice closed down all main universities in the center of Athens and encircled them with scores of riot policemen and bikers.

In response students organized a marched and hundreds tried to approach the Polytechnic School of Athens in Exarchia and take it over, only to be brutally attacked by the greek riot police.

On November 17, 2014 the center of Athens reminded of a city under siege by the police, whether in uniform or undercover performing continuous searches on passers by, in some occasions detaining people known for their political ideology while they were exiting their homes and blocking all the subway exits in the main metro lines.
Athens was looking like being under a military dictatorship regime once again, a fact that didnt deter anarchists from joining the protest while a black bloc of approximately 2.000 or more was formed. Throughout the whole protest the hundreds of riot police cops encircled the block tightly, which in turn fueled the passion of anarchists shouting solidarity and anti-police slogans.

Due to the suppressive and provocative police attitude the protest turned into a riot while the police feared of the black bloc approaching the final destination of the march so few blocks away from the american embassy and without any prior provocation riot police heavily attacked the bloc in their attempt to completely dismantle it, reminding people that a dictatorship wearing a democratic mask is still a dictatorship. [2]
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