Athens, Exarcheia. Bouboulinas squat was evicted on Tuesday 12/11/19 around 6 in the morning, we were transferred to Petrou Ralli and at evening they split us up in 4 buses and let one family and a single woman “free”, homeless in Athens.
Originally publshed by Athens Indymedia.
Rejection to end up in a concentration camp
The 4 buses were going to Amygdaleza detention center. When we realised where we were taken, we refused to get off the buses, all of us. We refuse because We know the conditions there, nobody would want to stay more than 24 hours in that place. We spent the night without good and water, in the dark.
Rejection to be deported to remote areas
At morning, the cops said they found an agreement and would put us in camps far away from Athens. We who where in 2 buses supposed to drive to Thessaloniki area refused to be deported and ask them why we should go there. They said that they had to put us in a kind of jail anyway because we had stolen electricity and that it will be 5 hours from Athens. We stood up altogether against this decision. They said they would drive us back to Athens but actually they left us in the middle of nowhere 10 km from the closest metro and told us to walk under the rain.
Back to Athens
Here in Athens we have a life, some of us study, go to school, we know people. Anyway life is better here than there, here it’s the capital we have more opportunities.
We want to fight for our life. We don’t want pity. We don’t want to be treated like animals. We don’t want them to cook for us shitty food, we don’t need it. Our only way to decide about our lives is to be here in Athens.
Urgent support needed
We lived in squats because the money the state give us is not enough to rent places and feed ourselves, and in the places the state propose to take us worst conditions are expecting us. However, before they live us, the cops promised to us that if they find us in a squat again they will take us to prison.
Now we are back in Athens, we have no house and we came to polytechnic university because we know we would find people there who would support us. We need support now as we don’t know what will happen next, specially if the cops come to catch us we don’t know what they would do to us.
NOBODY BELONGS IN THE HELLHOLES OF THE CAMPS
WE WILL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES
WE ASK FOR SUPPORT NOW IN POLYTECHNIC
WE NEED PEOPLE, BLANKETS, WARM CLOTHES AND FOOD
Bouboulinas, November 13, 2019.
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