The Greek government released 2 statements yesterday. The far right Nea Demokratia government has set an ultimatim to the squats on the Greek territory and announced that the will imprison migrants on the Greek islands.
Published by Enough 14. Written by Riot Turtle.
The farright government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is escalating the conflict with the anarchist movement. After the bloody repression in Exarchia last Sunday, the government announced th eviction of all squats. Yesterday, the Minister of Citizen Protection issued a 15 day ultimatum to the squatters that are occupying buildings in on the Greek territory, either private of public to evacuate the premises.
The 15 day ultimatum will end on the eve before the anniversary of the police murder on Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The ultimatum is nothing else than another declaration of war against the anarchist movement, the fact that the time frame will end on December 5, makes clear the Greek government wants to escalate the conflict and want to spread fear.
The announcement is another stage of the repressive campaign by the Greek state which has been going on for months now. Comrades in Athens are calling for support and solidarity actions. The No Pasaran assembly calls for an emergency open assembly in the Gine building in Athens on Saturday November 23 at 08:00pm (20:00).
On the same day the Greek government also announced that its planning to replace camps such as Moria and Vathy on the Greek islands. The government announced plans to set up five closed “pre-departure centers” for migrants on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros. According to the plan, which was announced on Wednesday by government spokesman Stelios Petsas and Deputy Minister of National Defense Alkiviadis Stefanis, the new centers will host between 1,000 and 5,000, some even as many as 10,000 people. It says enough that these plans were announced by the defense department. It shows that migrants are seen as a security threat and treated like enemies. The new far right government is planing not camps, but prisons, where families and children will be behind bars until their asylum application is processed. At the going rate this means at least 1-2 years in Greek prison.
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