Athens: Solidarity call with the Koukaki Squat Community

The state’s spectacular repression made another show this morning with the eviction of three living spaces, squats of housing and struggle, those of the Koukaki Squat Community (*). Armed to the teeth state guards, using all their gadgets, broke down doors, shot tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets into the houses and the bodies of those living inside, in order to “return the buildings to their rightful owners”, in other words, to the desert of private ownership and capitalism. During the operation, they even tortured and arrested neighbours who dared question their all mightiness.

The message carried out by the bastard torturers and murderers, those bodyguards of fat cats and their politicians, was one of sweeping state terrorism against the social body.

The Koukaki squat community 3 years ago, opened up a space that kept growing, for the needs of the struggle for social self organization, against capitalist and state oppression. The community has defended its ground combatively whenever this was called for. This morning’s battle returned a bit of the violence to its institutional beares, proving in deed that the only lost battle is the one not fought for.

In face of this raging repression, in face of the modern day junta that is being imposed, in order to stand our ground we must fight back. Solidarity with all those resisting.

Solidarity with the arrested comrades from the Koukaki Squat Community
Gathering at Evelpidon courts, Thursday 19 December, 12pm.

Assembly of GARE

(*) squats evicted are Matrozou 45, Panaitoliou 21 and Arvali 3.

update 20/12/2019: 9 people got released from custody. They have to appear in court on 15 May 2020. One woman is still in the hospital after being hit by a rubber bullet inside one of the squats. The greek police is not even allowed to use robber bullets and denies they are doing so.

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