Greek Prosecutor Calls Probe Over Anarchist Political Kiosk

The cargo container in Exarchia Square. Photo; Eurokinissi/Giannis Panagopoulos

ATHENS – An Athens prosecutor ordered an investigation into the presence of a cargo container in the capital’s central Exarchia Square, which members of anarchist groups set up earlier this month and have dubbed a “political kiosk.”

According to Eleftheros Typos, the Security Police have been asked to find out if the container’s presence in the square constitutes an illegal occupation of public property or violates zoning regulations.

Police, municipal authorities and town planning officials have been arguing about who should intervene to remove the container from Exarchia, a traditional stronghold for anarchists who even target riot police squads in running battles, tossing Molotov Cocktails at the officers.

The initiative aims to inform people about “mafias, state repression and social cannibalism,” and create a “militant” political culture, according to a group of anarchist organizations behind it.