Greece: Entrapment of occupiers by the Riot Police inside a building provokes protesters to attack the police.
On 16 April 2015, following 3 days of encirclement by scores of riot
policemen of a university building, that had been occupied by anarchists
for 18 days in the centre of Athens, Greece, in solidarity to a hunger
strike of political prisoners (some of them for 47 days on that day)
enraged protesters that gathered before a solidarity protest against
destructive gold mining in Calkidiki in
northern Greece and begun to throw bags of food and health essentials
above the heads of policemen to the entrapped occupiers and then begun
attacks that escalated into riot.
Trying to use scare tactics, during the previous days, riot policemen
and policemen in plain clothes were arresting anyone coming in or out of
the building, even unsuspected tourists that visited the city center,
in an attempt to wear out the squatters with no food and health
Despite their efforts, anarchist occupiers remained
in the building until the end of the mass hunger strike, and when they
were offered to exit the building with no charges they stood by their
political beliefs and chose not to leave, only to be mass arrested on a
police operation on Friday 17 April 2015.