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|| just came back from the demo in Athens
| Reports from yesterdays demonstrations in Athens. On the eve of protests, the police are using new|
and stronger tear gas and five more radio stations and one more TV station are occupied. Last night
(Weds), a 16-year old student was shot and injured in the area of Peristeri, Athens, close to his
school. The 16-year old was sitting with about ten more students, discussing future mobilisations.
The shot came from a person unknown, though it is near-certain that this would be either an
undercover cop or a fascist. The police only issued a statement hours later. When the 16-year old’s
co-students returned to the point of the assault to collect the bullet’s shell, another bullet was
shot at them. ---- Student demo heavily tear gased in Athens ---- The big student demo in Athens is
being heavily tear gased. The cops are using a new type of stronger gas. Most of us have retreated
in the law school. A money transfer van is on fire. People have entered a nearby church, ringing
its bells at every tear gas shot, adding a slightly surreal touch to the scene.
We just came back from the demo in Athens. The cops were, once again, extremely provocative: Tens
of tear gas cannisters and stun grenades were shot directly into the crowd. It seems like the newly
ordered tear gas supply for the police is here.
People in Athens have been demonstrating and/or rioting for 13 consecutive days and nights.
Meanwhile, occupation of media outlets is spreading across the country: Today, the municipal radio
of Tripoli, “Nea Tileorasi” TV in Chania, Politeia FM in Sparta and “Star FM” and “Imagine 897 FM”
in Thessaloniki were occupied.
The “Labour Centre” (trade union building) of Patras was also occupied today, in protest against
the sold-out leadership of the trade unions, demanding an indefinite general strike now.