Night street fight in the neighbourhood of Exarchia

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2012/09/11/athens-night-street-fight-in-t... Info</a>

At about midnight on Saturday, September 8th, a group of comrades who were in Exarchia heard that about 100 meters away from the neighbourhood’s square, on Stournari street and opposite the entrance of the Polytechnic School, clashes had started between two groups of people. We walked down there with others to see what was going on, not understanding exactly who were the ones fighting each other. Asking people on the street, we found out that drug dealers had tried to push their disgusting business in the area, backed by secret police. Note that, since a few months, the police try to transform the neighbourhood into a drug trafficking area once again – as it was in the not so remote past – and Stournari street frequently turns into a scene of street fights between drug dealers and people who live there or visit the area.</p>
<p>When we arrived at the height of Bouboulinas street, the invasion had been repelled by a group of hooded and masked young people, and the first barricades consisting of burning rubbish containers had been erected. From then on and for a couple of hours, traffic on Stournani street was cut and dozens of hooded activists, including various migrants, were throwing stones, bottles and various objects against the MAT anti-riot police squadrons that appeared at side streets and responded by firing tear gas.</p></td><td><img title="so attack-y, so awesome... </sniff>" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/exarchia_tires.jpg"></td></...

<p>At about 1.30am, around a hundred people rushed from Stournani street to the self-run park located on Navarinou and Zoodohou Pigis streets, passing through the main arteries of the neighbourhood. Arriving at Charilou Tripouki street, new barricades were set up with burning trash bins and an attack was launched against the MAT from outside the university education faculty. The anti-riot police managed to make us retreat, running along the length of Zoodohou Pigis street, in the direction of Strefi hill. Despite this, new barricades were erected at the corner of Valtetsiou and Charilou Tripouki streets, also cutting traffic at this point. After remaining at Zoodohou Pigis for some time, and considering that things were quite relaxed, we moved again to Stournani street, to see that there was a lot of action there and that the street battle was ongoing, with continuous attacks and counterattacks between the pigs and the resisters. A couple of guys who tried to take photos were rebuked by hooded youths and the photos they had taken were erased.</p>
<p>Few of the slogans that were chanted during the confrontations are listed below:</p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Rage and conscience, negation and violence, we are going to plant chaos and then anarchy!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Freedom to the Cells of Fire (CCF)!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Freedom to all those in prison cells!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Anarchy, destabilization, direct action, insurrection!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Only bursts of Kalashnikov would do justice and make you [cops] come to your senses!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>Solidarity is the weapon of the peoples; war against the bosses’ war!<br />
</em></span></p>
<p><span style="color: #003333"><em>The insurgents are right, and not the snitches and those who kneel down!<br />
</em></span><br />
By the way, at around 3am the intensity of the confrontations had dropped significantly, and we bade farewell to the battle-scene heading to our beds for a well-earned sleep.</p>

Comments

Only bursts of Kalashnikov would do justice and make you [cops] come to your senses!

Yes. Yes. When it is time I expect to see,

Under the garden, the beach

...painted all over Athens. Underneath the garden being the place Greeks keep their Kalashnikovs, of course.

Rage and conscience, negation and violence, we are going to plant chaos and then anarchy!

Beneath the concrete, beach...and beneath that, our Kalishnikovs

Paris, France, end of WWII: countless infantry and resistance firearms that were found all over the place were buried under the new pavement. Not joking... this is historical fact.

If May '68 would have kept going longer, the people taking pieces of pavement to throw at cops would have actually unearthed a very adequate archeological find: guns!

I don't know if they're still in working condition, but perhaps we'll find out soon.

Cosmoline is your friend, but you've got to at least run a couple of swabs down the barrel first, if it's a bolt action; if it's a semi-auto you've got to thoroughly clean of the cosmoline - kerosene will do it - and put a light coat of oil on the action. If it's military ammo, it's corrosive as hell which means you have to clean the barrel after firing, or the barrel will get pitted and your accuracy will go straight to hell.

By the way, at around 3am the intensity of the confrontations had dropped significantly, and we bade farewell to the battle-scene heading to our beds for a well-earned sleep.

Bahahahahaha

i thnk i red this same article in Wired magazine, 1992.

Something similar on S17?

Burning garbage (which releases harmful chemicals which kill our sky father), throwing rocks and bottles at law enforcement officers (part of the 99%), and advocating war against bosses (I thought we were anti-war?). This isn't activism. This sounds like a bunch of male bodies enacting their male power fantasies. If you really want to keep the drug dealers out of your communities and act as allies to migrants and natives you should have engaged in non-violent action and educational outreach to the community. You should exhaust every last legal channel before you even consider doing anything illegal and even then you need to keep it civil or else you will just alienate the 99%. Did you try going to the mayor with your grievances? Did you work with the police to root out the corrupt bad apples? Nope, you young men couldn't control your testosterone and decided to throw things at the law enforcement and turn everyone off to your cause.

For any of you out there who are serious about social change and protecting native people from drugs check out what DGR did: http://deepgreenresistance.org/support-dgr-blockaders-arrested-in-white-... . For any of you out there who wants to join a real movement of the 99% (and is willing to sign our pledge), that offers the leadership and discipline that can pose a real threat to the 1% crooks, then check out Deep Green Resistance.

Namaste

I don't really know about the rest of this, but you are rather a turn-off..though I'm sure you just got some brownie points from some anti-feminists..and racissts... somewhere..

I don't think you got the joke...

I GOT IT. I'm so into it.

Yes, we got your senile joke. You really pulled the wool over our eyes with that one. U R so verrry clever. Har.

IGTT 10/10, signing off with "Namaste" was really the cherry on top.

The police were protecting the drug dealers.

listen you idiot, we are in a war, burning garbage on an individual level doesnt harm anything. police are not part of the 99%, they are class traitors and enforcers of the oppressive state/capitalist machine. and youre right it isnt activism, its insurrection. try going to the mayor? are you fucking insane? i cant speak for everyone but i have a no tolerance policy for cooperation with law enforcement or elected officials. THE POLICE ARE THE BAD APPLES YOU FUCKING IDIOT!!!!! you are delusional. keep holding your sign and marching on the sidewalks thinking youre going to affect some kind of change.

Bad apples?! That seems very anti-fruit. All apples are good apples YOU FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!

I don't think of things as "good" or "bad" and I feel like placing our anthropomorphic value judgments on apples is speciesist.

I thought Deep Green Resistance was about building some weird Ho Chi Minh style guerrilla army to combat those destroying the Earth? Doesn't that authoritarian group also advocate war then? This has got to be the best trolling comment in the last couple days on here though...

for sure.

they are replicating the Pol Pot de-industrialization of Cambodia. get ready for your DGR bowl of rice per day. Freedom!

NO! I, AM YOUR SKY FATHER!

this person is obviously fucking with you guys.

I love you for writing this

as much as i hate DGR, i think its cool that they are at least doing something (in regards to this particular issue). it's more than i can say for GreenPeace or [insert trotskyist sect here]. until everyone becomes a Übermensch, maybe its slightly useful for morons who need to be told what to do to get involved with DGR. I think they're pretty much harmless unless Field General, Lierre has like an armory or something where she's stockpiling weapons to use against counterrevolutionary anarchists and trans-peeps. on second thought, fuck dgr.

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