KKE – KOMMOUNISTIKO KOMMA ELLADAS

The Communist Party of Greece is a Marxist–Leninist political party in Greece

Greek Communists demonstrate in Athens

Greek communist party (KKE) supporters tried to take down a statue of former U.S. president Harry Truman in Athens

 

 

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Anarchist acts in Athens

In 2002, the “Anti-authoritarian Movement” (“Αντιεξουσιαστική Κίνηση” – “Antiexousiastiki Kinisi“) was established on the general lines of Left Anarchism and direct action. It is active mainly in Athens, Thessaloniki, and a few more urban centers. In 2004, Anarchists opposed the staging of the Olympic Games in Athens because of the intensification of state control and repression. Since that time, many Anarchist posters and pamphlets appear in two or more languages: Greek and Albanian (and sometimes Bulgarian, Arabic, and Georgian), showing solidarity to “foreign” workers in Greece.

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The Anarchist group Anti-State Justice coordinated several bombing attacks in early 2006

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On 6 December 2008, 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, was shot dead by a policeman after a verbal exchange in the libertarian stronghold of Exarchia, Athens. Within an hour, anarchists, leftists, and sympathizers rioted and attacked banks, police vehicles and government offices in the area. The government’s attempts for a cover-up and refusal to apologize brought thousands to the streets for daily clashes and demonstrations. The parliament building was besieged for weeks by angry crowds. Major violence erupted during one of the marches, with rioters attacking and setting fire to many public buildings, banks, and shops. Thousands of young people staged angry protests across Greece for a week, attacking police stations in every town.[9] In almost every neighborhood of Athens and Piraeus, police stations, banks, and big businesses were firebombed. Notwithstanding violence emerged in every town, there have been commentators highlighting on self-organization activities in neighborhoods (especially in Athens) that emerged as the outcome of the spread of youth radicalism between 2008 and 2012 . Overall, the “December Unrest“-as it became known-gave a new impetus to the anarchists who were at the forefront of the movement

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