Last Wednesday (27th July), the Greek state evicted three squats occupied by migrants in the city of Thessaloniki, triggering reprisals by rebels in the city and beyond. This follows the eviction of the camp at Piraeus port, Athens and the expulsion of a new social centre in Lesvos.
Anarchists in Thessaloniki responded by invading a cathedral during mass, and setting fire to the offices of the company carrying out the demolition work. A number of Syriza offices in Greece were occupied, while Minister Alekos Flambouraris’s home was attacked in Athens, reportedly with molotovs. In Turin, Italy, the Greek consulate was graffitied. In Crete, comrades set fire to a church.
Heraklion, Crete: Incendiary solidarity with squats
In the early hours of August 1st 2016, we placed an incendiary device at the church of Aghios Dimitrios in the city of Heraklion, Crete. We carried out this action as a minimum response to the recent operations of Church S.A. in cooperation with the prosecutorial and police forces in the city of Thessaloniki, where squats were evicted and one of them demolished. Consider this praxis to be a contribution to the call for a Black July by comrades of Rigaer94 in Germany.
“On May 22nd 2009, Mauricio Morales was killed while transporting a bomb destined for the Prison Guards School in Chile. Mauricio participated in the Sacco and Vanzetti squat-library, putting the encounter of public and illegal action into practice. A squatter and a bomber, he did not discriminate among the means of action, nor did he trap himself inside islets of pseudo-freedom.” (Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-IRF, Urban Guerrilla Cell)