exarcheia

  • 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…...
  • Greece: Political Prisoners Pt. 2 – Targeting of Anarchists & Autonomous Groups

    July 26, 2017
    Athens, Greece – While state repression in Greece is thousands of years old, modern Greek state repression has its roots in anti-communist and anti-anarchist policies from the 1920s, the World War II U.S.-imposed Marshall Plan, and a seven-year military dictatorship that ended in 1974. With…...
  • Greece: Political Prisoners Pt. 1 – Tasos Freed & Irianna Jailed (Τάσος & Ηριάννα)

    July 26, 2017
    Athens, Greece – As the American court system cracks down on anti-Trump protesters, two opposing stories of political prisoners rock Athens, Greece. On July 7, in an extraordinary victory for anti-authoritarian and anarchist movements, 34-year-old Tasos Theofilou won his appeal and was released from prison…...
  • Greece: ADYE, Exarcheia’s Free Self-Organized Healthcare Clinic

    July 3, 2017
    Athens, Greece – As the healthcare debate in the United States crescendos with both dominant political parties sparring over how best to ensure not everyone has health insurance, Unicorn Riot journalists visited Greece, where austerity measures imposed by the bailout of 2010 have ravaged the…...
  • Greece: Anarchists Defend Exarcheia’s Autonomous Zone From Police

    June 29, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Riot police had bombs, molotovs, and rocks thrown at them as the community of Exarcheia defended its autonomous zone in Athens, Greece on June 29, 2017. It is reported that two riot police were injured and no arrests were made. The Poasy…...