Residents of the central Athenian district of Exarchia held a rally outside their local police station on Saturday to protest against criminality in their neighborhood.
The rally comes after locals living on central Kallidromiou Street published a letter denouncing a criminal gang conducting robberies at will in the area around the police precinct.
More than 100 refugees and migrants were evicted by police from a building in the Exarchia district, central Athens, on Tuesday morning, the state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The squat, known as "Clandestina" and located on Bouboulinas 42 street, had been evacuated again back in April this year. A few days later, the squatters returned.
The Greek Police (ELAS) are examining the veracity of three texts posted online over the last two weeks and signed by a group calling itself the "Revolutionary Anarchist Armed Strugglers."
The first post on September 28 claimed responsibility for an armed attack on riot police in the central district of Exarchia. Police have not confirmed the attack.
A large police operation to evacuate a building in downtown Athens squatted mostly by migrant families got underway on Thursday morning, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
Officers entered the building, located at the junction of Sourmeli, Acharnon and Mayer, near Vathi square, shortly after 6 a.m.
Around 1,000 protesters marched in downtown Athens on Saturday in a rally organized by several anti-establishment groups protesting the evacuation last month of three squats in the central district of Exarchia that had been home to dozens of refugees and migrants, including families with small children.
Judicial officials have given the go-ahead for the eviction of anarchists from the Vox cafe in the capital's downtown Exarchia district, the unofficial headquarters of the anarchist group Rouvikonas, known for their attacks of vandalism against government, business and foreign diplomatic targets, Kathimerini has learned.