Greece: Police raided occupation of Villa Amalias, Athens
Once again, the State is trying to terrorise by sudden raids in occupied self-organized spaces. Villa Amalias has been housed in the building of Acharnon and Heyden streets for 22 years.
Hundreds of political and cultural events have been held in this space (concerts, theatrical performances, screenings etc); it is a shelter of the anti-commercial culture that opposes the culture of sale and profit, power and property.
It is clear now, after so many daily attacks against the antiauthoritarian/anarchist movement, that the antisocial forces of economic and political authoritarianism aim at silencing the movement, at limiting the public discussion in the agenda that is determined solely by the mainstream media and the Nazi ruffians, at prohibiting self-organized actions that start from below and outside political parties.
According to publications on Athens Indymedia, 8 comrades from the occupation were detained, and a search is being conducted in the building by the forces of state repression. Already, 200 have arrived in solidarity at Acharnon Street opposite the occupation.
We express our solidarity to Villa Amalias and to the comrades who struggle in this free social space.
PS: We understand the joy of the faithful servants of the system of power, as we observe the far-right blogs, as well as the mainstream news sites joining forces, slandering and rejoicing over the suppressive “success” of the State. We promise that the delight of the enemies of society will not last forever…