UPDATE 11:55 GMT+2 Villa Amalias has issued an immediate call for people to gather outside the building in solidarity.
UPDATE 11:35 GMT+2 There are unconfirmed reports that riot police have detained a group of anarchists who had entered the Athens Town Hall in order to protest against the ongoing police operation against Villa Amalias.
At approximately 08:00 GMT+2 on December 20th, riot police raided the anarchist squat Villa Amalias in Athens.
Seven people were detained inside the building, while the police are now searching in the presence of an eight person who was also in the building at the time of the raid and who is acting as witness to the search. It is expected that this person will also be detained at the end of the operation.
It is still unclear whether or not the police intend to evict the squat.
People are already gathering in solidarity outside the squat in big numbers.
More information as it comes.
“The fire does not burn us, the fire burns inside us: solidarity to Villa Amalias”