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Greek Anarchists Take Peaceful Protest to Mall

December 29, 2019

ATHENS – A group of about 30 anti-establishment protesters upset with the Greek government’s raiding of squats and cracking down on lawlessness went to a popular mall to toss fliers.

They also shouted slogans, said Kathimerini, trying to explain their reasoning for opposing New Democracy’s anti-anarchist moves, most in the neighborhood of Exarchia where they had been operating freely under the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA that has elements sympathetic to them.

The action was reportedly aimed at Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis for authorizing police raids emptying abandoned buildings of unlawful squatters in Athens as well as Greece’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki and other parts of the country.

The anarchist accused the police of brutality after a recent raid on a building in the neighborhood of Koukaki near the Acropolis where a well-known film director said he and his two sons were roughed up by police who stormed their house trying to get to the roof of an adjacent building.

Most of the protests have come from the notorious group Rouvikonas that has directed assaults at a range of targets, including foreign embassies, political party offices, banks, and other Capitalist symbols to show their rage.

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