Friday, May 16, 2008

Athens, Greece - Early this morning an anarchist "gang of conscience" (symmories syneidisis) known as "Floga" (Flame) claimed responsibility for a frontal arson attack on the Police Station of Aigaleo (Athens) and vowed to carry out additional actions. Five marked patrol cars and two undercover police cars were destroyed by the groups molotov cocktails and gas canisters.

Authorities estimated that the assault was carried out by approximately 15 individuals who reached the area on motorbikes and then parked a short distance away. A guard fired three warning shots in the air in an attempt to disperse the anarchists who say they were not intimidated and left on their own accord at an agreed time. A communique was promptly issued by the group that claimed the action was designed to target, "the existence of police itself."