On February 12th, 2012 members of Greek parliament debated over the bailout deal (to avoid defaulting on national debt and keeping the eurozone intact), outside the national assembly building thousands of protesters clashed with police against the savage austerity measures. On that day, despite some of the most intense clashes witnessed in Greece in years, leaving scores of protesters injured, Greek parliament enacted billions of euros in spending cuts and fresh austerity measures. About 79 were arrested. On Wednesday March 29th, 2017, more than 5 years later, the appeal of some of the arrested protesters was postponed and transferred to the high court at a later date, still to be decided.
Originally published by Act for Freedom Now! Edited by Enough is Enough
The protest of 12 February 2012, voting day for the second memorandum of enslavement and obliteration, was one of the most massive and dynamic protests of recent years. People from Athens and Piraeus took
to the streets coordinatinatedly and dynamically. During the protest
cops forces took in several dozen protesters, ending in 79
arrests 4 of which – including anarchist comrade Vaggelis Kailoglou – were given six months’ pre-trial imprisonment until August 2012.
Vaggelis’ arrest was one of the 79 (from the total of 170 people detained)made that night. However he and three others bore the brunt and were charged with felonies. Vaggelis K. with the three others arrested on Sunday 12/2/2012 were held under harsh conditions in G.A.D.A.(Police Headquarters), until Thursday 16/2 when they were sent before the prosecutor.
There new charges were suddenly added to the case, resulting in their imprisonment on remand.
Not, of course, due to hard proof but rather orders from above
and to set an example.They were used as scapegoats for the violent
escalation of the way the protest ended up on Sunday 12/2. During their
period of imprisonment,a large wave of solidarity to the 4 occurred.
Five years later the trial of the 4 arrested was due to begin on
Wednesday 29/3/2017 at 9.00 in the second degree court.
However the judges decided that the trial should be postponed and transferred to the high court at a later date, still to be decided.
Translated by ”midnight express” for Act for free.
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