Protests as 3 Refugee Occupations evicted in Greece

UPDATE:   see the GOOD NEWS:   Greece: Refugee solidarity anarchists Found Innocent by Court

As explained by the Marea  Refugees Support Collective, thirty people have been expelled to other “unspecified” camps and there have been some 50 arrests.
thessaloniki evictions

translated from  with thanks     redaccion@lamarea.com

Three houses where dozens of refugees were staying in Thessaloniki have been vacated by order of the government of Tsipras , according to reports from support collectives on the scene.

old photo of the evicted Orphanage
old photo of the evicted Orphanage

One building, a former orphanage, is being demolished. As they explained to La Marea, 32 refugees have been transferred to other  “unspecified” camps and there have been around fifty arrests.

In protest, support groups, refugees have occupied the headquarters of Syriza: “In quick response to government action to evict the squatters for refugees, have occupied the headquarters of Syriza in Thessaloniki, demanding the release of our colleagues and halt the demolition of Orfanotrofio, because within it has been a lot of material necessary for the daily life of refugees (clothing, food, medicines …) “they say.CoecpzJUEAA9Ie-

Their intention was to stay in the party headquarters of the Greek Prime Minister till their demands were met. And they go for the second day. There were also pickets outside the courts and other public spaces in Athens and Lariza were occupied .

see also  Greece: Refugee solidarity anarchists Cleared by Court

and: Beyond Europe: On the evictions of self organised projects in Thessalomniki


Protestas en Grecia por el desalojo de tres casas de refugiados

Según explican a La Marea colectivos de apoyo a los refugiados, una treintena de personas son trasladadas a otros campamentos “sin especificar” y se han practicado unas 50 detenciones.

28 julio 2016
Protestas en Grecia por el desalojo de tres casas de refugiados
 Tres casas donde se alojaban decenas de personas refugiadas en Salónica han sido desocupadas por orden del Gobierno de Tsipras, según denuncian desde el lugar de los hechos colectivos de apoyo a los refugiados. Uno de los edificios, un antiguo orfanato, está siendo demolido. Según explican a La Marea,32 refugiados han sido trasladados a otros campamentos “sin especificar” y se han practicado en torno a medio centenar de detenciones.

refugiados salónica demolición casa okupada

Como protesta, los grupos de apoyo a los refugiados han ocupado la sede de Syriza: “En rápida respuesta a la actuación del Gobierno de desalojar las okupaciones para refugiados, hemos ocupado la sede de Syriza en Salónica, pidiendo la liberación de nuestros compañeros y la paralización de la demolición de Orfanotrofio, ya que dentro se ha quedado mucho material necesario para el día a día de los refugiados (ropa, comida, medicamentos…)”, aseguran.

Su intención es permanecer en la sede del partido del primer ministro griego hasta que cumpla con sus reivindicaciones. Ya van por el segundo día. Este jueves, además, se están produciendo concentraciones en la puerta de los juzgados y han sido ocupados otros espacios públicos en Atenas y Lariza.

The good news... Activists gather outside the courthouse of Thessaloniki on 1 August, 2016. A Greek court on August 1, 2016, released 26 anarchists who had disrupted a Sunday Orthodox church service to protest against refugee evictions, a judicial... August 01, 2016 report here: http://wp.me/pIJl9-8qr
The good news… Activists gather outside the courthouse of Thessaloniki on 1 August, 2016. A Greek court on August 1, 2016, released 26 anarchists who had disrupted a Sunday Orthodox church service to protest against refugee evictions, a judicial…
 ….report here: http://wp.me/pIJl9-8qr  

see also  Greece: Refugee solidarity anarchists Cleared by Court

and: Beyond Europe: On the evictions of self organised projects in Thessalomniki

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