Migration and Struggle in Greece

Video: stabbing of a Pakistani man at Attiki metro station. More racist attacks…

Posted by clandestina on 19 June 2012


A video of the attack, recorded secretly by a bystander and uploaded onto the Internet, showed a group of young men, most of them dressed in black, running down a flight of stairs at a metro station and attacking someone. Cries of “No, no” in broken Greek can be heard, though the victim is barely discernible, as well as an exchange between two of the assailants.

“Did you stick the knife in him?” one asks. “I shoved it in all the way,” another responds.


Migrants see rise in racist attacks

Representatives of immigrant groups in Athens have told Kathimerini in the wake of an Egyptian man being seriously beaten by a group of assailants that there has been a spike in the number of attacks on foreigners following the May 6 election, when neo-Nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) vastly increased its share of the vote.

“Things have got worse since the elections,” Reza Gholami, the head of an association of Afghans, told Kathimerini. “There are daily beatings. These guys don’t just want to frighten people, they are hitting to kill. They are hitting on the head, a lot of people are attacking at the same time. Most incidents are not known because immigrants do not notify authorities. They are afraid for their lives or don’t have legal papers or lack the funds to pay the cost of a lawsuit.”

Another immigrant, who wished to remain anonymous, described how attacks take place in the Aghios Panteleimonas district of Athens, where he lives.

“The attacks are carried out by gangs, either on motorbikes or on foot,” he said. “If there is a witness, the attackers start shouting that the victim is a thief.”

An Egyptian fisherman was severely beaten at his home in Perama, near Piraeus, early on Tuesday. A group of assailants entered the house and while three migrants were able to escape their attackers, the 28-year-old was unable to run away and suffered a broken jaw and nose, as well as other injuries, in the attack. Six suspects, including an 18-year-old woman, were arrested later.

Sources close to the victim told Kathimerini that unidentified individuals approached other Egyptians in the area later in the day and warned them that they would suffer reprisals if anyone testified against the suspects.

A Golden Dawn official told Kathimerini that he did not know if the suspects were members of the far-right party.

In a report on Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper quoted Golden Dawn candidate Ilias Panagiotaros as saying, “If Chrysi Avgi gets into Parliament, it will carry out raids on hospitals and kindergartens and it will throw immigrants and their children out on the street so that Greeks can take their place.”

Source: (12/6/2012)

Recent nazi attacks in Athens:

Jerusalem Post reporter attacked

On June 6, 2012, Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Shefler was assaulted in Athens while trying to film a mob attack outside the National Archeological Museum, one of the city’s main tourist attractions.

The incident began around 8 p.m. when a group of about 20 masked men wielding batons started beating refugees, migrants and homeless people in the middle of the street.


Athens, June 1, 2012: Migrant Stabbed With a Sword – Five Racists Attacks in the last days


Incidents of  migrants stabbed on the streets or at public transport means have increased during the last days, with the latest two attacks to have taken place within 20 minutes. One man from Albania and two men from Poland  fell victims to what it seems to have been ‘racist attacks’.

Eyewitness describe the incredible attack that took place on Thursday night at Neos Kosmos district of southern Athens.

The first victim was an Albanian man who was penetrated with a …sword by attackers on motorcycles outside the elementary school of the area.

Twenty minutes later after the attack and some three kilometers away, two migrants from Poland were attacked with knives. They are also hospitalized but were not able to testify to the police yet.

Last Tuesday, a man from Bangladesh was stabbed by an attacker who was holding a knife inside the Athens Metro in Omonia Square. The attacker managed to flee.

On Monday May 29, a man from Pakistan collapsed at the platform of the Urban Train <Agios Nikolaos> station after he was stabbed.

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