Tuesday evening, 24 Feb, 2009, at 10:05, "unknowns" lobbed a hand
grenade at the Immigrants' Place, the social center located on
Tsamadou Street in Exarhia (the offices of the Network for Political
and Social Rights and Network for Social Support to Refugees and
Migrants share the same space). At that time the Place was full of
people as an open event by the Association of Conscientious Objectors
was underway and our organization's coordinating committee was in
session. It was entirely fortuitous that there were no victims from the
attack given that the grenade did not manage to break the window's
double-plated glass, bounced and finally exploded in a flower pot
situated in front of the building.
Last night's fascist and murderous attack by the para-state comes under
the general attempt at a counterattack by the establishment in the wake
of the December revolt. All this time lately we are observing a rise in
state and para-state violence, as well as a black propaganda campaign
against the resistance ("the far left is responsible for the
violence"). The "unknowns" who threw the hand grenade are not only
attacking us. They are attacking the entire antagonistic movement; all
those who revolted in December; all those who are taking action to
refuse the market dictatorship and truncheon 'democracy'.
It is probably unnecessary to state that we will not take a single step
back. It is probably unnecessary to declare that the para-state will
receive the response it deserves.
Athens 25 February, 2009