June 15th: General strike live updates

από counter-information 15/06/2011 10:59 πμ.

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10:20 (+2 GMT) Reports of 10 people detained untill now and two injured on the blockade of Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue and Rizari street.  Hundreds of police thugs of DELTA/DIAS teams (cops on motorcycles) at the place. The demonstrators tried to block some parliamentiars in their way to the parliament. There is a need for reinforcement of the gathering/blockade at the Panathenaic stadium.

10:08 (+2 GMT) A part of the crowd in front of the Parliament is shouting fascist slogans. At the same time police is arresting people on Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue.

10:03 (+2 GMT) Around 300 demonstrators at the pre-gathering of the general strike at the [National Archaeological] Museum [Athens]

09:35 (+2 GMT) Tension in front of the monument of the unknown soldier on Syntagma square. The riot police forces (MAT) are provocative. The demonstrators are shouting anti-cop slogans.

08:52 (+2 GMT) A human chain has been created in front of the parliament. The people gathered at Evangelismos blockade point are in need of reinforcements while 150 demonstrators are gathered at the Panathenaic stadium (on Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue)

07:53 (+2 GMT) People gathering outside parliament at Syntagma Square and by parliament’s side entrance on Vasilisis Sofias. A huge police plexiglass wall ( 2,5 meters high) blocks the street.

00:32 (+2 GMT) The Evagelismos metro stop will be closed today, day of general strike. Evagelismos metro stop is one of the three blockade points.

από oi! 15/06/2011 11:23 πμ.


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από counter-information 15/06/2011 12:57 μμ.


12:36 (+2GMT)Serres, northern Greece: After the end of the demo the Open Popular Assembly of Eleftheria square has unanimously decide to occupied the Town Hall. The Town Hall will remain occupied untill 17.00 when a new assembly will take place.

12:16 (+2GMT) Athens: Tension in front of the plexiglass wall in Vas. Sofias Av. Demonstrators start pushing the wall and the police used tear gas.

11:56 (+2 GMT) Trikala: The demonstration of almost 150 leftists, “indignants” and anarchists have just ended. The demo started from the Labor Center of the city and ended at the building of the Perfecture  blockatng it for an hour.

11:30 (+2 GMT) Thessaloniki: The rank’ n file unions have started their demo from Kamara moving towards the Labor Center of Thessaloniki. More than 1000 people participate in the demo.

11:25 (+2 GMT) Aigio, Achaea: More than 400 demonstrators at the central square of the town of Aigio, in Achaea (western Greece) are about to start a march in the streets of the city.

11:12 (+2 GMT) A group of demonstrators coming from Zografou neighbornhood has been blocked and immobilized by large forces of DELTA/DIAS team at the height of Evangelismos. The 10 demonstrators detained earlier have been released.

από counter-information 15/06/2011 2:10 μμ.


14:00 (+2 GMT) More prefecture premises have been occupied so far the HQ of the Prefeture of Central Greece (Lamia), Crete, Corfu and Syros. Earlier anarchists located amongst them a hooded cop with molotov cocktails, while other demontrators (incl.) fascists start blaming anarchists as undercover cops and attacked to some of them. A molotov cocktail was thrown in the police lines in front of the parliament.

13:50 (+2 GMT) Athens: Clashes between the police and demonstrators in Rigilis st. and in Amalias Street. Hundreds of demonstrators clash with each other in front of parliament; at least one demonstrator seriously injured in front of the hotel Grande Bretagne.

13:34 (+2 GMT) Syros island: In the town of Ermoupoli demonstrators have occupied the premises of the Prefecture.

13:15 (+2 GMT) Syntagma Square: Some of the demonstrators threw stones to the police forces in front of the parliament and a group of fascists who were in front of the parliament tried to prevent the stone throwing. Clashes erupted then between anarchists and the fascists in front of the parliament. The anarchists alongside with other demonstrators managed to push back the neo-Nazi scums. Extended use of gas bombs against the demonstrators by the cops.

12:44 (+2 GMT) Lamia, central Greece: Workers’ unions have occupied the premises of the Prefecture, the same thing happened in the Prefecture of Crete.

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από counter-information 15/06/2011 2:44 μμ.


14:28 (+2 GMT) Thousands of people remain around the parliament. The plexiglass wall is not there any more, but the cops have moved lower near the Syntagma Sq, they forming cordon with 4 lines. But many new demonstrators people are coming into the parliament’s area to participate into the blockade. Fascists, undercover police officers and uniformed cops are around, but people seem not to be afraid and they still concentrate. In Thessaloniki, although the rain thousands of people have surrounded the venue of the sub-ministry of North Greece

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από counter-information 15/06/2011 3:08 μμ.


14:06 (2+GMT) Tension at Syntagma Sq continues. At Akadimias st. police threw a lot of tear gas a few minutes ago. People are back outside parliament and they’ re preparing for a stand-off. In front of the parliament anarchists and fascists are next to each other chanting slogans, the situation is really tense at the moment.

14:41(+2 GMT) Chania, Crete: After the end of the demo of the almost 3000 strikers, the open popular assembly has decided to occupy the premises of the Perfecture. The building has been occupied for the last hour in solidarity with the demonstrators in Athens. At 15.00 a new assembly has been called so as to decide further actions.

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από counter-information 15/06/2011 3:40 μμ.


14:29 (2+GMT) Police attacks en mass in Athens, tear gas and stand grenade everywhere in Syntagma. Stones against the police and against the Hotel Great Bretagnia.

[Around 13:00] (+2 GMT) Ioannina: Around 70 demonstrators attempted to occupy the building of the Perfecture. 15 of them finally managed to enter and small scale fights erupted inside the building.  Police forces surrounded the building but a  group of 150 demonstrators in solidarity with the ones that had managed to enter fought against the police squads pushing them back.

από counter-information 15/06/2011 3:52 μμ.


15.30 (2+GMT) A large group of furious demonstrators is attacking against 3 riot police squads on Filellinon street. Reports speak of about 4.000 people fighting the cops on Filellhnon street.

14:45 (2+GMT) Clashes all around Syntagma and on the Square. Demonstrators respond with stones to the police attack, the square is covered with the white powder that gas bombs leave behind, but people still there, while others are re-concentrating on the streets around the square and are trying to move back on the square.

14:29 (2+GMT) Police attacks en mass in Athens, tear gas and stand grenade everywhere in Syntagma. Stones against the police and against the Hotel Great Bretagnia.

από counter-information 15/06/2011 4:12 μμ.


16:00 (2+GMT) The police forces continue their murderous attack against thousands of demonstrators that remain fighting at Syntagma square. The situation is very critical since the riot police squads besiege thousand of demonstrators of all ages.  The cops have managed to block the street at the height of Fillelinon street.

15:56 (2+GMT) Major clashes on Filellinon st., at least one arrest in Sytagma, people do not leave the square cops attack to everyone. Shock grenade and tear gas bombs sound everywhere. People defend themselves and the square, kicking out the cops in various parts of the square. Cops attacked twice to ambulances which came to pick up injured demonstrators, while atear gas bomb was thrown in the clinic-tent of the square.

από g 15/06/2011 4:33 μμ.


Volos (central greece): 3000 people demo occupies the city hall and demonstrators assembly takes place inside. The mayor of Volos is blocked inside.

από counter-information 15/06/2011 4:52 μμ.


16:49 (2+GMT) People tried gradually to return to Syntagma, music sounded again from the speakers. But just now cops are attacking again en masse, trapping groups of people on the lower part and trying to evacuate the entire square, with tear gas and profound violence.

16:41 (2+GMT) Syntagma square: 4 injured demonstrators have been transfered to the hospital. Reports from the medical center of the square speak of many people with breathing problems.

16:33 (2+GMT) Volos (central greece): 3000 people demo occupies the city hall and demonstrators assembly takes place inside. The mayor of Volos is remains blocked inside the building.

16:30 (2+GMT) War like conditions all around Syntagma square , while the cops continue throwing tear and asfyxiant gas bombs. 2 demonstrators have been arrested untill now. Remarcable is the fighting spirit of the people that keep resisting even with bare hands.

16:20 (2+GMT) Urgent call from the medical team at Syntagma square for antacid medicine.

16:00 (2+GMT) The police forces continue their murderous attack against thousands of demonstrators that remain fighting at Syntagma square. The situation is very critical since the riot police squads besiege thousand of demonstrators of all ages.  The cops have managed to block the street at the height of Fillelinon street.

από counter-information 15/06/2011 5:33 μμ.


17:21 (2+GMT) The med. doctors of the clinic-tent of the Syntagma Sq. make a plea for supplies. A lot of people are injured by the brutal attacks of the police. People can approach Syntagma from Amalias, from Propylea and possibly from the Metro. People chanting anti-cop slogans and clap ironically to the cops, battles still go on around the square, DIAS forces were hit in Fillelinon, while a few minutes ago they had attacked people in front of the national garden and in Stadiou st. DIAS speed up and down on Amalias st. hitting the rally.

17:07 (2+GMT) DIAS motorcycle police attacked to people on Amalias St chant ‘Bread-Education-Freedom-The junta did not end in 1973′ and ‘Cops, Pigs Murderers’ gas bombs and sound grenades again. Music sounds again from the speakers of the square. The Syntagma Square Media Centre ten minutes ago circulated the following announcemnt:

” NO PASSARAN! Now WE talk!
The Greek Parliament is under Siege. Thousands of protesters have flooded the greek Bastille and the surroundings. Since 7 in the morning, the greek “indignados”, shouting “no more!”, and with only means of struggle their own body, have blocked the streets and have encircled the Parliament.
What if the police has risen irongated barriers in front of the Parliament (V.Sofias) bombarding with unprecended teargases the gathered people…What if all the “sides and faces” of police forces  (DIAS, MAT.e.t.c.)have tried to disperse the two blocks at V.Konstantinou &Rizari and V.Konstantinou & Rigillis, we are still here and we are continuing!
The greek government with the always pront to help, greek police, has for some hours now tried to murder and destroy ethically the great movement of the greek “indignados”, of the honest people who have taken to the squares and streets of the country.
To whoever tries to stop the peacefull siege of the “worthless and dangerous”, the greatest protest of the post Junta era, we will say only this! We are here to stay! All the people’s assemblies, we will stay and no ethical or politicall provocator  will stop us. There is no space for such a species in our future history! ”

16:53 (2+GMT) A big group of demonstrators chased a group of DIAS/DELTA motorcycle police on Panepistimiou st. The speakers of Syntagma Sq. call for people to go back to the square. But it is difficult to stay there due to the police gases, people still there though.

16:49 (2+GMT) People tried gradually to return to Syntagma, music sounded again from the speakers. But just now cops are attacking again en masse, trapping groups of people on the lower part and trying to evacuate the entire square, with tear gas and profound violence.

16:41 (2+GMT) Syntagma square: 4 injured demonstrators have been transfered to the hospital. Reports from the medical center of the square speak of many people with breathing problems.

16:33 (2+GMT) Volos (central greece): 3000 people demo occupies the city hall and demonstrators assembly takes place inside. The mayor of Volos is remains blocked inside the building.

16:30 (2+GMT) War like conditions all around Syntagma square , while the cops continue throwing tear and asfyxiant gas bombs. 2 demonstrators have been arrested untill now. Remarcable is the fighting spirit of the people that keep resisting even with bare hands.

16:20 (2+GMT) Urgent plea from the medical team at Syntagma square for antacid medicine.

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