|The statements of the comrades imprisoned in the activity : The speech in memory of the political prisoners.|
On Thursday, June 9, within the framework of the Week of events for the restoration of the monument to the anarchist student Alexandros Grigoropoulos and in the presence of several comrades, an event entitled «Speech in memory of the political prisoners» was held. The event was attended by the following comrades: Giannis Dimitrakis, Giannis Michailidis (on hunger strike since 23/05), Fotis D., Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis, Panos Kalaitzis, Haris Mantzouridis and Thanos Xatziagkelou.
Below we provide pdf files of each statement separately, except that of Comrade Giannis Dimitrakis, which was purely telephonic and will be uploaded when the transcript is completed.
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
Anarchist Initiative Against State Murders
I am too young to talk about December 2008. I was then a student in the first grades of high school. I lived in a sterile environment which, together with my young age, did not allow me to understand many things. But I remember the shudder, that Monday morning, when word of Alexandros’ murder spread. The initial sadness turned to anger. We didn’t know him, but we all felt that one of us had been killed. Some wrote his name on a piece of paper, others with some paint on the wall. The school would remain closed. The students would speak, the students would unite (on their own terms) in rebellion against the state killers and their supporters.
I will never forget my irritation when some TV scrubs unabashedly said the bullet was deflected. As one of the generations that experienced the loss of Alexandros in our own school, our contribution to December 2008 and those that followed was the metaphor of the undeniable events of the day, namely the premeditated political murder of a child, a militant by the hands of policemen.
Fotis Daskalas Korydallos Prison
|Fotis Daskalas, is arrested for an attack on Piraeus traffic police with Molotov cocktails carried out on 14/11/2021, he is charged with attempted murder, arson, arson by association, explosion-construction and possession of incendiary materials and explosives.|