Seasons Greetings from sunny Athens! If you would like to see more from the Greek uprising go to my web gallery: http://jesshurd.blogspot.com/2008/12/athens-burns.html All the Best of the New Year! Jess From our Man on The Streets meanwhile Ian Bone and Martin Wainwright are The English Anarchist on Athins Television plugging This
London – 20 Dec 2008
Date: Saturday 20 DecemberTime: 14:00Location: Wood Green Library, N22, London, UKInfo: Demonstration against Police Brutality and State TerrorismSource:
Date: Saturday 20 December
Location: Wood Green Library, N22, London, UK
Here is the full Indymedia artical
This immediately sparkled some of the heaviest protests in Greece for over 20 years. Many Greek cities have seen daily clashes with police for over a week, and are still continuing, together with University occupations in Athens and in Thessaloniki [more], schools being closed down and further demonstrations spreading throughout the country [Infoshop’s media gallery]. Some argue that Greece is at the “verge of a serious crisis” [more].
Update Thurs 18th: Last night, another 16-year old student was shot and injured in the area of Peristeri, Athens. This morning there have been large student demos in Athens, which have been heavily tear gased by police. The trade union building in Patras has been occupied, as well as a TV station in Crete. Read summary report of the day´s events. A Day of International Solidarity Actions has been called for Saturday 20th. Regular updates and eye-witness accounts from Greece (Eng): Occupied London blog | Center for Strategic Anarchy blog | Libcom.org archive.
Solidarity protesters have taken to the streets all over Europe. In London around 70 activists blocked the entrance of the Greek Embassy for several hours on Monday 8th, and it was effectively closed down for most of the day. The blockade ended with at least two arrests. See full report and photos in IMC-London [BBC Video] Another protest took place on Wednesday 10th, and on Thursday 11th a picket outside the Greek embassy was heavily repressed by the Met police. On Sunday 14th yet another solidarity demonstration took place in the Dalston area of London, with over 100 people facing a heavy handed police presence [Report and Photos 1 | 2 | Video]. Protests also took place in Newcastle [Pics 1 | 2] Edinburgh [Video | more] and Leeds, and there are also reports of actions taking place in Bristol [more], Cardiff and Birmingham.
In Germany there have been protests in several cities, including a solidarity demo in Berlin where the Greek embassy was also occupied (de) for the whole day. Demonstrations also took place in Hamburg (de), Dresden (de), Bremen (de) and Cologne (de), whilst the consulate in Cologne (de) was attacked with red paint. The same as in Bologna (It) where the Greek consulate was blockaded and attacked with red paint. In Venice (It) activists occupied the Greek Institute and Consulate. Other solidarity protests include Bern (Swz), Copenhagen (Dk) [more], New York (Us) [Pics], Toledo (Sp), Madrid [Pics | Video], Barcelona [Pics 1 + 2 | Video], Melbourne, Ljubljana, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam and Oaxaca. Further calls for solidarity demos have been made in Glasgow, and Dublin.
The entrance of the Greek Embassy in London blocked by protestors