On Sunday 23 August 2020 at 10:30 in the morning, several squads of cops raided the Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki. More precisely, during the reparation of the building’s roof that had been burned down by fascists, the cops broke the door’s padlock and raided the squat where they arrested 12 people that were inside. After that, for one more time, they stole several building tools and other necessary material for the reconstruction of the roof, as they had done one month before, when they raided the squat together with Ephorate of Modern Monuments-assistants and had taken a part of the squat’s equipment for the rebuild project. Right after the raid, comrades that were rallying outside the building, came in and re-occupied it. Other than the 12 arrested people, the cops held two more comrades that were standing outside the building and released them a couple of hours later. The arrested comrades spent the whole day both in Toumba’s Police Department and the General P.D. Of Thessaloniki where they have been released late at night, The accusations that have been charged to the comrades are : illegal working, damaging a monument of cultural significance and disobedience. It is also worth mentioning the disgusting tentative of the police and some media to connect the accidental arrest of a woman for drugs possession with the 12 arrested comrades.Continue reading Rebuilding #Libertatia: The story of a squat, burnt by fascists, rising from the ashes [statement and video]
On Wednesday the 24th of June a protest took place in the area of Favoriten in Vienna, organized by Kurdish feminist groups regarding women rights, which was attacked by Turkish fascist that belong to the “Grey Wolfs” and the ruling party in Turkey, “AKP” of president Erdogan. Later on, the participants of the women rights protest were assaulted once more just outside the EKH (Ernst Kirchwerger Haus) social center and subsequently, on the same day there was a spontaneous antifascist gathering in front of the building, which houses -amongst others- a Kurdish organization.Continue reading #Thessaloniki – #Libertatia squat: Solidarity to the struggling Kurdish people and the social spaces under fascist attacks
On the night of September 17 2013, the Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) and his friends sat in the local coffee shop Korali, in Keratsini, to the south of Athens. There was a football match on the TV. The place was packed. Soon a verbal dispute between local two members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and Fyssas’ friends started. Just one hour later Fyssas will be murdered outside of the Korali, stabbed in the heart by a member of local Golden Dawn branch: Giorgos Roupakias.Continue reading Greece: How Neo-Nazi gangs are targeting squats
Thessaloniki. Statement about the last incidents by the Libertatia Collective.
On January 21, 2018, a series of fascist attacks on emancipatory structures of the left-wing radical movement took place in the Greek city of Thessaloniki. Tens of thousands of fascists, nationalists, patriots and clericals had gathered to give new impetus to the long dispute over the name of Macedonia and the legacy of Alexander the Great. Nationalists in Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) claim the name Macedonia in equal measure. Both states provoke themselves again and again for years, i.e. by naming historical places or airports after Alexander the Great. Since 2014, there have been no negotiations between the two countries.
Statement by Emanzipatorische Antifa Wuppertal (Germany) About Fascist Attack Against the Libertatia Squat in Thessaloniki.
Clashes broke out between cops and activists after cops attacked an antifa demonstration in Thessaloniki tonight. The cops did not interfere during yesterdays fascist attacks against two squats in the Greek city. Fascists also vandalized the holocaust memorial and a banner with jewish and muslim religious symbols yesterday without any interference by cops.
Statement and call for a demo by the Libertatia Collective for Libertarian Communism.
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.
Image: The Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki was burned down by fascists earlier today. Image by Athens Indymedia