Thursday, March 11, 2021. Dimitris Koufontinas is still alive. Tension continues to rise in Greece.
“The junta is back! “This is what many students and demonstrators are shouting. Indeed, the repression spreads everywhere, day and night. Anyone is arrested for anything: a banner, a slogan, an exclamation… The police is extremely violent and allows themselves anything they want, with the blank check of prime minister Mitsotakis, more and more authoritarian, surrounded by his ministers, defectors from the far right.
At the beginning of this video, the cops even throw themselves at a journalist who is filming while he keeps shouting at them: “I am a journalist, I am a journalist, I am a journalist!!! ” (Greek: “dimosiografos imé ré!”)
The occupation of the Thessaloniki university has just been brutally evicted. The center of Thessaloniki has become a battlefield.
In Patras and Piraeus, several clashes took place. Tonight in Athens, a rally in front of the Parliament demanded the “immediate departure of Mitsotakis and his clique, his ministers and his cops. “A few minutes ago, explosions sounded in Exarcheia, near Patission. And then shouts, screams, though it is not yet clear what happened.
We are in Europe in 2021. This Europe that is moving towards the totalitarianism of total control of our lives. This Europe which, in Greece, in France and elsewhere, is gradually opening the way to fascism.