In the midst of the police terrorism that took place on 6/12/2020, on the anniversary of the murder of A. Grigoropoulos, 374 people were taken into custody and 135 arrested. Between the arrested is Errol. Authorities, taking into advantage the circumstances of Covid-19, invoke that Errol consists a danger for public health and took him to the purgatory of Petrou Ralli, in order to deport him to France.
On March 8 and 9, 2020, four comrades were arrested following a state ”anti-terrorist” operation. The only element against them is the alleged visual “identification” of the first comrade arrested. Two undercover cops “recognized” him on the video of the attack on Mitsotakis’ Foundation (building used by the party New Democracy for their gatherings and meetings). The other three are arrested because of their friendly and political relationship with the first one.
In July 2017, tens of thousands of us set off for Hamburg, internationally and across all spectrums, to protest loudly and decisively against the summit meeting of the twenty economically and politically most powerful states in the world. As at other gatherings of bourgeois governments, authoritarian regimes and warring military blocs, we did not accept that they negotiate their economic and geopolitical interests undisturbed. We have taken to the streets against the capitalist system based on oppression and exploitation and which is responsible for the deaths of millions of people.
On 05.11.2020, the Federal Prosecutor General’s Office carried out an operation against antifascists in Leipzig. For one of them, the LKA (State Criminal Investigation Office) had brought an arrest warrant, with which they took the person into custody.
Now the time has come – the main hearing in the so-called “Park Bench Trial” is over and the verdict of the Grand Criminal Chamber 15 at the Hamburg Regional Court has been pronounced after more than 50 days of trial hearings. Presumably this is not the last word; it may still take some time until the verdict becomes final.
But we –the now sentenced anarchists– want to have our say, which is something we have not done together (publicly) until now.
On September 18th the trial against two comrades from Berlin and two comrades from Athens will take place in Evelpidon Court in Athens. On November 26, 2017, the four persons were arrested during the forced eviction of GARE Squat, in the Athens district of Exarchia. Among other charges, they are accused of trespassing, attempted serious bodily harm, refusal of forensic identification and possession of explosive materials and explosive bombs. This eviction was the first of three in which the four comrades were detained for 4 days. They were released on conditions or bail and now, almost three years later, have to take responsiblity in front of the court.