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Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in #Thessaloniki

After a group of fascists had splitt off from a mass rally of nationalists and fascists, they attacked the squatted Libertatia social center in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Image: The Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki was burned down by fascists earlier today. Image by Athens Indymedia

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Read also: #Thessaloniki: Statement and Call for a Demo by #Libertatia Collective After Todays Fascist Attack

Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in Thessaloniki

After a group of fascists had splitt off from a mass rally of nationalists and fascists, they attacked the squatted Libertatia social center in Thessaloniki, Greece.

According to the cops around 100.000 people attended at the nationalist demo in Thessaloniki today, including many fascists. After the demo started under the statue of Alexander the Great, a large group of fascists attacked the social center “The School”. The cops didn’t stop the fascists during their attack against the social center School (video below). Anarchists repelled the fascist attack and the fascists had to retreat.

The fascist thugs then went to the Libertatia squat, while cops blocked the anarchists that defended the social center School so they couldn’t get to Libertaria to defend it against attacks. A screen shot from the start of the attack against Livertatia from ERT TV (image below) shows that although cops stopped anarchists so they couldn’t defend the building, the cops did not nothing to stop the fascists.

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A statement on Athens Indymedia earlier today said: “There is a need for an immediate, militant mobilisation tomorrow, if not today. This can not be left unchallenged.”

The right-wing and nationalist “Macedonia for Macedonia” campaign is a welcome opportunity for the fascist Golden Dawn Party and other fascist thugs to gain popularity again after their popularity declined a bit in the past few years. The “Macedonia for Macedonia” campaign demands that the former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia change its name into FYROM. Macedonia is also the name of the region in the north of Greece. Thessaloniki is the capital of the region. Nationalists in both countries are heating up the conflict.

Images: The Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki was burned down by fascists earlier today. Image by Athens Indymedia

Video of the Libertatia squat after it was attacked by fascist thugs

Read also: #Thessaloniki: Statement and Call for a Demo by #Libertatia Collective After Todays Fascist Attack




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8 thoughts on “Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in #Thessaloniki

  1. […] we reported about the fascist attack against two squats in Thessaloniki. The Libertatia squat was burned down by fascists during one of the attacks. The Libertatia […]

  2. The demonstration gathered around 500 thousand people in Thessaloniki. This matter of the naming of FYROM is of great significance to most people in Greece. Saying it was a facist/nationalist demonstration is just plain propaganda.
    Most people there were everyday people, who want their voice heard by their government, which refuses to take a stance against the rewriting of ancient history that our northern neighbours use to justify their desired name for their country. The government of FYROM claim factually wrong things, like Ancient Macedonia not being a greek kingdom and being more like barbaric balkan conquerors.

    1. The issue is an issue between 2 nations and therefore no social issue. It’s a nationalist issue. When many people attend and March together with Golden Dawn thugs isn’t making it better, it’s making it worse.

  3. […] Im Anschluss an eine nationalistische Kundgebung in Thessaloniki hat eine Gruppe von über 100 Menschen das anarchistische und antifaschistische besetzte Hause Libertatia angegriffen und schließlich angezündet. Das Gebäude brannte vollständig aus. Ein ausführlicher Artikel über Kundgebung und Angriff: [re:volt Magazin]. Die Übersetzung der Stellungnahme der griechischen ehemaligen Bewohner von Libertatia: [Barrikade] Aufruf von Libertatia zu einer Demo nach dem Brandanschlag: [Libertatia Squat (griechisch)] Englische Berichte über den Anschlag: [Freedom News | Enough is enough 14] […]

  4. […] in Greece knows that these fascists attacked 2 social centers in Thessaloniki last month, the Libertatia squat was burned down during these attacks. Still the participants in yesterdays nationalist demo in Athens didn’t see a problem in […]

  5. […] movement and an opportunity to show its antifascist reflexes. Worries were well grounded, since in the Thessaloniki rally fascists had attacked the ‘’Libertatia’’ squat and burned it down. Precaution measures had to be taken to protect the squats and social centers around the city of […]

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