Solidarity Gathering and Microphonic to the migrants of Mpoumpoulinas Squat, archeological museum, friday 22/11/ 13.00 at noon , exarxheia area
Συγκέντρωση-Μικροφωνική αλληλεγγύης στον αγώνα των μεταναστ(ρι)ών της Κατάληψης Μπουμπουλίνας 42, αρχαιολογικό μουσείο δίπλα από το Πολυτεχνείο, 1μμ ημέρα Παρασκευή
Τhe state attacked Bouboulinas 42 squat, where a community of 120+ migrants were living and fighting. The people were illegally transferred to a concentration camp. But they denied this abuse of power and almost all of them returned to Athens to collectively continue the struggle for survival.
The responsibility for this particular action is not only with the EL.AS. police army and their supervisors. The Ministry of Culture was the owner of the building on Bouboulinas, a building it had left empty for years now. It was yet another building that was used for the great and extravagant myth of the 2004 olympic games and left to its fate after the end of the spectacle. The culture of domination, racism, displacement, homelessness, and the breakup of poor communities is the true culture of the state, and this time it carries the stamp of the corresponding Ministry.
How can they talk about culture tomorrow, when the antiterrorist squad, MAT, OPKE, DIAS, DELTA were brought to empty a building that had no use to them of families and people who were fighting for their survival They can because they put forth high culture and the emotional moments offered by their sponsored shows in order to hide the exclusion, the pain and the blood that’s dripping, and as for their obsession with archaeology, this is nothing more than the eternal worship of the imposition of the dominators onto the oppressed.
Statement from residents of bouboulinas squat – urgent support needed Bouboulinas squat was evicted on Tuesday 12/11/19 around 6 in the morning, we were transferred to Petrou Ralli and at evening they split us up in 4 buses and let one family and a single woman “free”, homeless in Athens.
Rejection to end up in a concentration camp The 4 buses were going to Amygdaleza detention center. When we realised where we were taken, we refused to get off the buses, all of us. We refuse because We know the conditions there, nobody would want to stay more than 24 hours in that place. We spent the night without good and water, in the dark.
Rejection to be deported to remote areas At morning, the cops said they found an agreement and would put us in camps far away from Athens. We who where in 2 buses supposed to drive to Thessaloniki area refused to be deported and ask them why we should go there. They said that they had to put us in a kind of jail anyway because we had stolen electricity and that it will be 5 hours from Athens. We stood up altogether against this decision. They said they would drive us back to Athens but actually they left us in the middle of nowhere 10 km from the closest metro and told us to walk under the rain.
Back to Athens Here in Athens we have a life, some of us study, go to school, we know people. Anyway life is better here than there, here it’s the capital we have more opportunities. We want to fight for our life. We don’t want pity. We don’t want to be treated like animals. We don’t want them to cook for us shitty food, we don’t need it. Our only way to decide about our lives is to be here in Athens.
Urgent support needed We lived in squats because the money the state give us is not enough to rent places and feed ourselves, and in the places the state propose to take us worst conditions are expecting us. However, before they live us, the cops promised to us that if they find us in a squat again they will take us to prison. Now we are back in Athens, we have no house and we came to polytechnic university because we know we would find people there who would support us. We need support now as we don’t know what will happen next, specially if the cops come to catch us we don’t know what they would do to us.
NOBODY BELONGS IN THE HELLHOLES OF THE CAMPS
WE WILL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES
WE ASK FOR SUPPORT NOW IN POLYTECHNIC
WE NEED PEOPLE, BLANKETS, WARM CLOTHES AND FOOD