On Saturday night, police arrested at least six persons in house raids across Athens. All six are accused of participating in a “terrorist organisation”. At least some of the arrestees are anarchists (details about the arrests are still blurred) and people have occupied the Athens Polytechnic in response. The statement issued by the occupied Polytechnic reads:
Today, Saturday 10/04/10 police openly arrested 6 persons with the charge of participation to a terrorist organisation. At a time of “financial crisis”, while the government attempts to cover up its mess with support packages by the European leaders, it promotes through mass media the so-called quelling of “domestic terrorism” as part of its attempt to contain the generalised popular discontent.Updates on the case
On the night of Saturday, April 10th we occupied the Polytechnic and on Sunday the 11th we call for an open assembly at 8pm in the Gini auditorium, under the topic of state repression and terrorising-lust promoted by the tactics of the immune, neo-dictatorial police…
THE TERRORISM OF STATE AND MASS MEDIA SHALL NOT PASS
- The anarchist comrade Konstantinos T. was first detained on the street as “suspect for robbery”, then charged with gun-possession, as the police raided his parents’ house and discovered an antique gun owned by his grandfather. He will appear before court on Monday, April 12 – a solidarity gathering has already been called for outside the courthouse.
- Another comrade had her house searched for more than 24 hours before being transferred to the police HQ.
- As of this time (1600 GMT+2) a solidarity gathering is taking place outside one of the raided houses in Exarcheia, Athens. There are large numbers of riot police and of the motorcycle “delta” force in the area.
- Some mainstream media now report 7 detentions.
Amazingly, a corporate media station “sneaked” into one of the raided flats and carried footage of every single room, the drawers, posters on the walls, peoples’ personal possessions. How the fuck is this legal?