exarcheia

  • Greek Police Raid Squats and Evacuate 269 Refugees, Community Symbolically Reoccupies Spirou Trikoupi 17

    September 21, 2019
    Athens, Greece – An early morning police raid on two housing squats forced 269 previously-sheltered refugees into homelessness, detention camps, or out of the country through sudden deportation. While two police drones flew overhead on September 19, authorities from several agencies evacuated 2nd School (Jasmine) …...
  • 143 Refugees Arrested as Greek Police Begin Exarcheia Raids

    August 27, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Four squats were raided in a militarized police crackdown in Exarcheia, a heavily anarchist and anti-authoritarian district in Athens. A total of 143 refugees, mostly women and children from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, were detained and forcibly bussed to the…...
  • OmniaTV, Grassroots Independent Media in Greece

    August 14, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Operating voluntarily and organized horizontally, the grassroots independent media collective OmniaTV, has functioned out of necessity since 2011. Striving to bring out truths misrepresented in Greek media and covering under-reported stories, OmniaTV stands out as a viable alternative non-profit media source as…...
  • Life-Sentence Overturned for Greek Police Officer that Killed Teenager

    July 30, 2019
    Lamia, Greece – The police officer that killed teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, had his life sentence overturned in a Greek courtroom on Monday, July 29, 2019. An appeals court found him guilty for the murder but reduced his sentence to just 13…...
  • Major Clashes Mark 10 Years Since Greek Police Killing of 15 Year Old Alexis

    December 9, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday, December 6, 2018 between thousands of police and black-clad protesters on the 10-year anniversary of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in Exarcheia. Greek riot police used many crowd control devices against the crowd, including…...
  • Athens Prepares for 10th Anniversary of Teenager’s Death by Police

    December 6, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Tensions are high in the storied anarchist stronghold of Exarcheia, Athens as the ten-year anniversary of the police killing of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos –  December 6, 2018 – approaches. A student demonstration is set to take place on early Thursday afternoon as…...
  • Greek Police Attack Anarchists After Demo for Victims of 1973 Student Uprising

    November 18, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Greek riot police attacked an anarchist contingent as they dispersed from an annual November 17 commemoration for the second year in a row. Hours of clashes followed massive demonstrations commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising, a student uprising against…...
  • Social Center Burned Down by Nazis & Nationalists in Thessaloniki, Greece

    January 23, 2018
    Thessaloniki, Greece – Using the cover of a large nationalist rally over Macedonia naming rights, Nazis and nationalists attacked two social centers (burning one to the ground), vandalized a Holocaust Memorial and tore down a sign promoting religious tolerance. Although dozens of police were present,…...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...
  • Greece: Networks of Resistance Pt. 2 – Infrastructure; ExarcheiaNet & Cooperativa Integral

    August 14, 2017
    Athens, Greece – The challenges of building everyday infrastructure for radical movements are broad and often hard to overcome. From the perspective of participants of the Networks of Resistance: 1st European Local Struggles Conference in Athens, Greece, exchanging the best tactics and proven practices strengthens…...