At dawn today a 44-year old man was stabbed to death by three people unknown, most likely for the camera he would be using to record the birth of his child. Organised neo-nazis tried to take advantage of the tragic incident and to turn it into a racist pogrom, calling for a gathering at the junction of Tritis Septemvriou and Ipirou street, in central Athens – only a few yards away from Exarcheia. Approximately one-hundred people gathered, including people not necessarily holding racist views. From the first moment of the gathering, the neonazis started chasing any migrant who would pass by the spot. Hearing about the gathering, anarchists gathered at both the squats of Skaramanga and Villa Amalias, which are nearby. As anarchists report from Skaramanga, at some point fascists appeared at the junction of Patision and Ipirou Street, and some fascists started chasing migrants. The anarchists prepared to face them with flags, stones and helmets. The riot police units accompanying the fascists turned toward the anarchists and started firing tear gas toward them. The anarchists retreated in their building and the police followed, throwing tear gas inside the squat. Anarchists inside the squat, in the higher floors, “treated” the fascists with a number of flying objects.
Videos from the clashes outside the Skaramanga squat:
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