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Heavy Clashes. Exarcheia 06/12/14 Athens
NTUA squat statement
Nikos Romanos has been determined in his struggle for 25 days now and he will persist until the end despite the rejection of his latest demand for educational leave from prison. A dynamic solidarity movement has been developing around Nikos Romanos’ struggle throughout the country and abroad. Despite its weaknesses and contradictions, this movement has taken on mass and broad dimensions, inspiring a number of diverse social subjects who recognize in the struggle of Nikos Romanos pieces of their own struggle for life and dignity. Propaganda actions and attacks, mass mobilizations, widespread counter-information, occupations of public buildings and schools and more.
Already, on Tuesday 2/12 a mass demonstration took place in the centre of Athens, which resulted in clashes with the forces of repression around the occupied space of Athens Polytechnic School and the neighbourhood of Exarchia. The police repression that followed in the area of Exarchia led to the arrest of 12 people who were systematically tortured as much during their arrest as during their detention in the police HQ where they will remain until at least tomorrow morning.
The occupation of the Polytechnic School since 1/12 was realized so as to establish a space where the necessity of the intensification of the struggle against modern day totalitarianism may unfold, considering Nikos Romanos’ hunger strike a crucial point of this struggle. This occupation connects his struggle to the broader social and political imperatives as well as to the anniversary of the 6th of December 2008 revolt.
The next few days (until the passing of the budget on Sunday 7/12) are critical as much for the struggle and life of Nikos Romanos as for the prospects of the social and class struggle. The assembly of the occupied Polytechnic school will continue to hold the liberated space of the Polytechnic at least until the victory of Nikos Romanos’ hunger strike, remaining as such one of the many centres of struggle surfacing every day. The assembly of occupied Polytechnic school calls on all the repressed to take to the streets of revolt until victory. We do not perceive the Polytechnic school as the centre of the conflict with the forces of repression, rather the conflict must spread everywhere and in every direction.
EVERYONE TO THE STREETS OF REVOLT
VICTORY TO THE STRUGGLE OF NIKOS ROMANOS
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALL THOSE ARRESTED AND AN END TO THEIR PERSECUTION
CALL TO STRUGGLE:
FRIDAY 5/12 8.30 a.m. Gathering at Evelpidon court in solidarity to those arrested on Tuesday 2/12
SATURDAY 6/12 12.00 a.m. PROPYLAIA
SATURDAY 6/12 18.00 PROPYLAIA
SUNDAY 7/12 18.00 SYNTAGMA