Athens: Cops detained comrades during solidarity action with Athens IMC and 98FM radio station


In the morning of April 24th, as part of solidarity actions with counter-information media that were recently gagged by the Greek State with the aid of the rector of the National Technical University of Athens, Simos Simopoulos, a large banner was placed at Propylaea on Panepistimiou street in downtown Athens, that reads: “Raise your voice – Fight against state censorship – &” while a red and black flag was raised on the building, replacing their Greek national flag.

A couple of hours later MAT anti-riot squadrons and motorcycle cops encircled the building. More than 30 comrades who participated in the solidarity intervention were detained and transferred to the police headquarters, on Alexandras avenue.
There is a call for solidarity gathering outside the Athens police headquarters.
Update, 15.30pm: A total of 69 detainees are being held in the Athens police headquarters (including two tourists who were caught earlier by the police while they were passing by the site of the anarchist intervention). Almost ten detainees are currently held in detention cells while the rest are kept on the 7th floor. So, the detainees are not all together, and they have not been able to talk to lawyers as of yet. Approximately 200 people in solidarity are gathered outside the police headquarters, on Alexandras avenue.
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