On Saturday 6th of December at around 10pm, two Greek policemen were in patrol in a central street by Exarchia square, in the center of Athens. They had a verbal argument with some young people who were there. During the argument, one of the cops pulled his gun and shot a 16-year-old guy twice. The victim was moved to Evangelismos Hospital to be found dead. According to eye-witnesses, the cop had been swearing against the young man, showing his genitals, before shooting him.
In a spontaneous response, thousands of people gathered in the centers of most of Greek cities. In Athens, people gathered outside Evangelismos Hospital, in order to prevent the cops from entering the building. A little later the riot police attacked in a street in Exarchia resulting to one person being arrested. The evening in Athens evolved with a spontaneous assembly in the Polytechnic University, a lot of riots in the whole center of Athens [photos 1] [photos 2] including attacks against police departments and banks, until the early hours of the next morning. Meanwhile, a spontaneous demonstration took place, but it was confronted by the riot police with tear gas. Three more University building, the Economic, the Pantion and the Law School have been occupied.
Rallies, demonstrations, direct actions and riots took place all around the country. In Thessaloniki, a big spontaneous demonstration took place, while 2 Police Departments were attacked, several bank departments were burnt and Egnatia str., the main street, was block by burning trash bins for hours. Reports have been also posted about actions in Yannena, Iraklio [photos] Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandroupolis and Volos.
Demonstrations in all cities of Greece have been announced for Sunday 7 December afternoon, starting at 1pm.
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VIDEOS: Video λίγα δευτερόλεπτα μετά τη δολοφονία του 15χρονου  |
video from the murder [2a] [2b] (Βίντεο απο την δολοφονία του Αλέξη) |
video from polytechnic university in Athens [3a] [3b] (7-12-08 Πολυτεχνείο - Μετά την δολοφονία)
SOLIDARITY REPORTS: Berlin, 21:00, 7 Dec | Hamburg, 7 Dec
UPCOMING SOLIDARITY ACTIONS: London, 9:30am Mon 8 Dec | Edinburgh, 13:00 Mon 8 Dec | Berlin, 13:00 Mon 8 Dec | Vienna (details not yet known)
REGIONAL INDYMEDIA, OTHER ACTIVIST WEBSITES: IMC Athens | IMC Patras | IMC Cyprus | IMC Istanbul | Balkan decentralized network
According to the mainstream media, two Ministers offered their resignation, but it was not accepted by the Prime Minister. The two policemen have already been detained and accused for murder, while they insist that the bullet was shot on the air to keep the young men away, but it ricocheted off a metal object ("a label") towards the stomach of the victim.