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From the Greek Streets

Today, we’ve won a huge bet. Responding to a call for an anti-fascist  gathering in Attikis square, more than 1,000 migrants and locals marched together through the streets of an area often marked by fascist attacks, pogroms on the squares, police violence and so much more. Today was a very important day; the first, most probably, where local anti-fascists and (many undocumented) migrants march together, side-by-side. The people in today’s demonstration sensed this; the atmosphere as we were passing through the streets of neighbourhood is difficult to describe.

It is important to keep this momentum, to make sure that the fascist gangs (which didn’t dare make an appearance today) stay well hidden off the streets. Attica square, and the entire area just north of the Athenian centre, is a very volatile area in the past few months and years. More recently, the square was at the centre of pogrom-like attacks against migrants – these have been documented in a documentary titled “The battle for Attica square”, definitely worth a watch…

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