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#Athens, #Greece: Statement on the events of the last weeks in Viktoria square and the migrant struggle

Athens. Greece. At 4:30 in the morning on the 17th of June, squads of riot police surrounded Plateia Viktoria and forced around 16 sleeping families — about 71 children and 44 adults — onto busses. They were taken to the Eleonas Refugee Camp. The families had spent the last several days resisting attempts to put them onto busses. They wanted homes and safety. They didnot want to go to another refugee camp. All of the families had spent months in Moria living indirty and dangerous conditions. They had arrived in Athens a few days earlier and slept onthe pavement of the Plateia. The families asked why they were being punished, abandoned,and denied basic human rights.

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