On the 20th of November there were at least 10 actions in solidarity with Greek protesters in ex-USSR countries


Barnaul, Siberia (Ru) – small anarchist demonstration disrupted by cops, some people detained

Erevan, Armenia – a small picket near Greek embassy

Irkutsk, Siberia – a small picket with leaflets. The banner destroyed by Siberian frost (lower than 30 degrees Celsius)

Kiyv, Ukraine – a banner “Cop means legal murderer” hanged in the center of the city; a picket near Ministry of interior

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia – a picket with a large banner “State is murderer”. Greek flag burnt and torn to pieces.

Minsk, Belarus – police department attacked with smoke bombs.

Odessa, Ukraine – a picket near Greek consulate (16th of December); leaflets and graffiti around town

Saratov, Russia – banner drop – “Cops murder not only in Greece”; anti-cops graffiti around town

St.Petersburg, Russia – a bank in the center of the city was attacked with paint bombs

Tyumen, Siberia – a small picket with leaflets and a black flag

Check these links if you want to see some pictures and videos. More reports will follow.


20.12.2008 | Various solidarity actions for Greek rebellion around Russia on international solidarity day 20th of December

Due to time difference, Siberian anarchists were probably first ones to protest on 20th of December.

In Barnaul, cops were already waiting for demonstrators at the beginning point at October square, they went to follow demonstration and eventually forced people to roll banners and flags. People however kept marching, shouting “ACAB” and “Comrade mayor, go to hell!”, and distributing leaflets. This was too much for the coppers, and eventually 10 anarchists and others were arrested.

(Barnaul Autonomous Action, http://www.avtonom.org/index.php?nid=2126).

In Irkutsk, Autonomous Action and others organised a picket at local polytechnical university. They had banner “Solidarity is our weapon”, but there was a technical fault – banner was made with ducktape which could not take -30 celsius (0 F) Siberian breeze, and letters dropped
– thus people could only distribute flyers.

(http://andron-s.livejournal.com/98438.html, with text of the leaflet in Russian)

In Tyumen, anarchists raised a black flag to the roof of abandonded building of Machine Construction Technical Institute and distributed leaflets.


There was also at least one action in European side of Russia, in St. Petersburg around 8 PM local time one of the biggest offices of Baltic Bank was attacked with paintbombs. Anarchist attackers left leaflets, which called for protests against state violence. Text of the leaflet is available at http://piter.indymedia.org/node/5708

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