Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement, International Coverage, Repression
For almost 10 years the 6th of December has marked the day a 15 year old boy named Alexis Grigoropoulos was murdered by police in the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. His murder was the spark that ignited a wild fire of insurrection across the country in December 2008 that caught the world’s attention and inspired general revolt for years to come; both in Greece and beyond its’ borders. Every year the memory of Alexis lives on through the resistance of courageous individuals coming together to fight the state and its bastard police in the streets of Exarchia (where Alexis was killed, and where police are not welcome). For more information on the 6th of December and its history please look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Greek_riots
On this 9th anniversary of the death of Alexis, a comrade was arrested by mat police (riot squad). He is accused of throwing molotov cocktails at the police. He is now facing time in prison if he doesn’t pay a 3000 euro fine. Local efforts are being made to support this individual via fundraiser events in the coming week, but funds are very scarce and it is a critical matter of time (December 24th, 2017) to raise this money or have him go to prison. In court our comrade’s defense to these allegations was as follows: “I am anarchist, and was in Exarchia to defend the neighborhood against the presence of the police who are only serving the interests of the rich capitalists and constantly attacking the poor.”
We are seeking international support to try and come up with this money before the 24th of December. A paypal link is included below. For more inquiries we have included an email address as well below.
We are writing this statement as members of the Rosa de Foc international squat in Exarchia:
For More inquiries into this case please contact:
PLEASE DONATE TO THIS CAUSE HERE:
Solidarity is without borders, and our strength!
The spirit of Alexis Grigoropoulos lives on in our actions of today!
Fire to the Prisons!