Building squated by immigrants in Lesvos (+ more news from Greece)
Posted by clandestina on 8 November 2015
Yesterday (7/11) in Mytilini migrants occupied one building in the center of the town close to the port. The building was the old “workers’ center” of the town, but the last years was closed. The last days thousands of people were living in the port and in the streets waiting for the ships (the ships workers were on strike).
This is a self-organized initiative by migrants and local groups are there to support them.
…and some more news from Greece
So, all that we do appears so little, but so necessary in the same time.
The Greek government is determined not to take the Evros fence down. Instead, they want to start negotiations with the Turkish government, in order to come into an “arrangement”, that has been suggested by high EU officials.
Three days ago, prime minister Alexis Tsipras escorted Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament) to a visit in Lesvos island.
Local anarchists occupied the city’s town hall and raised a big banner saying: “The Aegean is full of migrants’ dead bodies. Europeans too are peoples’ murderers” (paraphrasing a well known leftist “anti-American” slogan: “Americans, you peoples’ murderers”).
When Tsipras and Schulz arrived in the island, other protesters were also waiting them.
The movement in Lesvos island had also joined the October 31 protests: Anarchists and radical leftist had a big demonstration in which many immigrants participated. In this protest the same as in the Evros one happened: Syriza members were not accepted.
In the next photo, the anarchist banner: “Aegean is a cemetery. Murderers will pay!”
Now the next “big thing” (after Evros protest) will be a demonstration in Athens, on November 21. In the same time, local protests and info events are organized all over Greece (yesterday in the city of Veroia, on November 10 in Patras and Herakleion, but also in neighborhoods of Athens and smaller towns, like Edessa).