Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mjha'li Kalteza'

Greece - Despite rain, more than 6,000 radicals marched from the Polytechnic University to the U.S. embassy to commemorate the end of the U.S. backed 7-year military dictatorship that collapsed amid widespread unrest in November, 1974. Anarchists took action in solidarity with rioters in France and in honor of Mjha'li Kalteza', the student radical who was murdered by police in November, 1985. A French supermarket in Thessaloniki was burned down and the French embassy attacked with red and blue paint bombs. In Athens, anarchist gangs rampaged through the city, chasing down and beating up police officers. One police car and a police minibus were set on fire after anarchists forced the occupants out.