Un communiqué de la station de radio anarchiste Radio Revolt concernant l'attaque de son wagon
Le 9 novembre vers 23 heures, alors que cinq compagnons étaient dans le wagon abritant la radio, ils ont été attaqués par environ 20-25 para-étatistes et fascistes. Ils étaient armés de marteaux, couteaux, bâtons et ont lancé trois cocktails Molotov dans le wagon en essayant d'en bloquer les portes. Les compagnons présents ont réussi à sortir et ont répondu à l'attaque. Les fascistes ont été repoussés avant de s'enfuir en moto. Mais le feu était déjà hors de contrôle et l'intérieur du wagon a été totalement détruit.
Six brigades de pompiers sont arrivées dans la zone et ont été bloquées par la police, qui leur a demandé d'accompagner leurs véhicules dans le campus (alors que les campus sont protégés par l'asile académique). L'administration universitaire a coupé l'eau à deux reprises.
Évidemment les participants à Radio Revolt ne s'attendaient à aucune aide de la part des mécanismes d'État et pensent que l'attaque était organisée en collaboration avec eux. En effet, peu après l'attaque, un nombre important de flics (anti-émeutes, civils, voltigeurs) ont envahi les rues autour de l'université et les fascistes ont pu franchir leurs barrages sans problème. La collaboration de la police avec les fascistes a déjà été démontrée dans de précédentes attaques.
La radio s'est remise à émettre depuis, notamment grâce à la solidarité matérielle qui s'est rapidement mise en place.
Cette attaque ne restera pas sans réponse.
Traduit de l’anglais - Squat!net, 15 novembre 2010.
Statement by anarchist station Radio Revolt concerning the attack on its wagon
On Tuesday November 9th at around 11pm, while there were five comrades in the wagon of radio revolt, around 20-25 para-statists and fascists attacked it. Armed with clubs, hammers, sticks and knives they threw three molotovs inside the wagon and tried to block its door. The response of the comrades was instant — they grabbed sticks, managed to get out of the wagon and responded to the attack. The fascists chanted their totally unimaginative slogans and threw stones, but the comrades nevertheless managed to push them back, chasing them to their motorcycles. However, the fire had already gone out of control while the coordinated attempts of all who arrived resulted in limiting the damage to the wagon, the inside of which was destroyed.
Six fire brigade cars arrived in the area, which (according to the fire brigade unit) were blocked from the police, who demanded that they accompany the cars inside the campus — something we could not by any means accept [university campuses are protected by academic asylum in Greece –trans.]. At the same time, while the electricity remained connected therefore posing an additional threat to the gathered people who were putting off the fire, the water supply was cut off (twice) by the university administration.
We obviously did not await the intervention of any state mechanism to “save” us and we believe that the attack was organised by this very mechanism. More specifically, from the early evening the streets around the university were full of cops with at least three riot police units outside the (closed) EXPO building, motorcycle cops hovering around in groups of fours at a nearby square and the confirmed presence of helmet-wearing individuals (possibly undercovers) outside the nearby sports stadium, shortly after the attack.
As it has been repeatedly proven, the fascists do not have the capacity to conduct such an attack without assistance. Typical examples of this are the racist pogroms under cop protection in Ayios Panteleimonas in Athens, the taxi-riot police unit at Larissis Station and the attack against the haunt in the West, in Athens again, where one riot police unit arrived only seconds after the fascists had left. Likewise, the fascists’ motorcycles cut through the police cordons with no hassle whatsoever. We easily see this is another attack in the generalised attack against radical parts of society. An attack which is only to be expected in the present socio-economic condition in Greece.
We live through a period in which a government is desperately trying to keep a country float, where it condemns to impoverishment the largest part of the population, resulting in new poles of radical action springing up while the existing ones strengthen. In this period the panicked system choses to escalate its repression using all means at its disposal. Its aim is the prevention of any resistance to the new measures, the state or the system from any individual, collective or group. It tries to defend against this generalised discontent across society.
All these comprise the full picture of the events of Tuesday. Fascists make a murderous attack against a self-organised anarchist radio with the backing of the police, which plays the double role of safeguarding their escape and blocking an intervention by the fire brigade. The university authorities “rest their case”, while the systemic Mass Media talk of “disturbances” at the university and about clashes between gangs, hiding away and distorting the true events.
The wagon has been burned down but Radio Revolt continues. Twenty minutes after the disruption of the show, the station returned on both the internet and FM and of course the flow of the station continues as normal and aggresively. The wagon will operate again to aid the station project. All perpetrators of Tuesday’s attack will find us against them, ready to respond to any attempt of silencing of counter-information, of the support of subversive action and the dissemination of subversive ideas. Additionally, each attack of this kind crouches us together as proven by the material solidarity we immediately received. They don’t deter us, they enrage us!
Cops, TV, neonazis – all scum work together.
You will find us against you.
Traduit du grec ( Athens IMC)
From The Greek Streets, 11 novembre.