refugees

  • Attacks on Capitalist Targets on the Rise as Greek Police Increase Violence

    December 23, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Reports of brutality from Greek police have been on the rise in the last month. Clandestine actions against capitalist and state targets are also on the rise. This is happening amidst the right-wing government’s continual push to rid Greece of squats and…...
  • Government Deadline of Greek Squat Evictions Draws Near

    December 4, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Greek’s right-wing government has set an ultimatum of December 5 for all squats in Greece to be vacated. The governing New Democracy party continues its targeting of housing squats and the anti-authoritarian movement as numerous raids and evictions have occurred since August.…...
  • 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…...
  • Twin Cities Jewish Community Blockades ICE Building, 27 Cited

    August 2, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – For over three hours, hundreds of ‘Never Again’ protesters blockaded traffic around Minnesota’s Federal Immigrant Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on Tuesday, July 30. The protest called for the closing of ICE border detention centers, which protesters deem as concentration camps. 27…...
  • Tear Gas at Border as Asylum Seekers Attempt to Cross

    November 26, 2018
    Tijuana, Mexico – Groups of asylum seekers that marched to the U.S./Mexico border to protest delays in the asylum process on November 25 were tear gassed by police forces from the United States. The march from Tijuana ran into lines of Mexican riot police as…...
  • Asylum Seekers from Caravans Gather Along U.S./Mexico Border

    November 23, 2018
    Mexico/U.S. Border – Unicorn Riot sent a team of two that spent five days from November 15 to 20, 2018 along the United States/Mexico border south of San Diego, California as caravans of asylum seekers arrived in Tijuana, Mexico. We witnessed coils of razor wire…...
  • Greece’s First Housing Squat for Refugees & Migrants, Notara 26

    May 8, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Notara 26, a refugee and migrant housing squat in Athens, has housed over 7,000 refugees and migrants since its inception in September 2015. Unicorn Riot visited and toured Notara 26, the self-organized squat in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. During our…...
  • 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,…...
  • Bomb Explodes at Hamburg Transit Station, Neo-Nazi Arrested

    December 21, 2017
    Hamburg, Germany – At the S-Bahn Station, a bag packed with nails, screws, and pyrotechnics were placed on the train platform on Sunday evening, December 17th. According to witnesses, the bomb explosion sent shrapnel flying through the air, breaking several windows. Police initially reported that…...