Athens. Greece. February 25, 2020. After a long series of police raids against migrant street vendors in central Athens , an incident yesterday brought the barrel to overflowing.
Originally publishd by Indymedia DE. Translated by Enough 14.
After a long series of police raids against migrant street vendors in central Athens, an incident yesterday brought the barrel to overflowing. In the afternoon, a single off-duty plainclothes investigator pursued a street vendor on the premises of the ASOEE University of Economics.
In direct response to this, to show that solidarity is not just a word, student and anarchist groups mobilized for a rally in ASOEE today. After some time, this also developed in front of the university campus, with the central traffic axis Patision being blocked with barricades. This provoked the complete collapse of traffic during rush hour, some people were angry about it, many in solidarity.
Surprised by the action, it took the police an hour to get various special units together, finally MAT and 50 motorcycles of the notorious DELTA took action against the crowd in front of the university. But after the first attempt without shields DELTA didn’t feel like it anymore and left the following attack with tear gas to the usual riot cops. A street battle developed between the Solidarians and the cops, who entered the university campus after another hour, when the participants had left, and arrested at least 5 people.
Even the students who did not take part in the clashes showed their satisfaction with this reaction to the unbearable repressive pressure of the right-wing government. Since ND took office, the economic university was the preferred target of police operations after the abolition of asylum.
Info event on autonomous struggles in Greece, Sunday March 1, 2020, Enough Info-Café, Wuppertal, Germany:
 https://www.ekathimerini.com/249806/article/ekathimerini/news/man-arrested-for-selling-illegal-tobacco-in-downtown-athens, https://www.ekathimerini.com/249594/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/police-sweep-in-city-center-after-deadly-street-shooting and https://www.ekathimerini.com/249630/article/ekathimerini/news/ten-arrested-in-new-police-sweep-in-downtown-athens
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