Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Greece - Anarchists in Athens and Thessaloniki took action in support of
anarchist detainees, some of whom were arrested during the May 6 European Social Forum protests, three of whom are still imprisoned. One of the prisoners Tarasios Zadorozni began a hunger strike protest against his imprisonment on November 29th and was moved to a hospital on December 10th.

Over the weekend a group of about 80 people on motorcycles rode up to Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras’s house in Neo Psychico, northern Athens, and shouted and spray-painted anti-government slogans. Papaligouras denounced the action as terrorism and said that he would not give into to threats. Two men where later arrested in connection with that incident.

In Thessaloniki dozens of masked anarchists clashed with police near Aristotle University and firebombed a government building. Police believe that the violence was retaliation for last weeks arrest of a 21-year-old man who is accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at police officers. No arrests were made in connection with that incident.