Anarchism in Greece

Exarchia squat sweeps result in detention of 143 foreign nationals

A sweep on squats in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia on Monday resulted in the removal of 143 foreign nationals from four occupied buildings, the Greek Police said.

Three people have been detained, two Greeks and a foreign national, according to a police statement. 

Police conduct raids on squats in Exarchia

Police launched a series of raids on squats that have been occupied by anarchists in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia in the early hours of Monday morning.

The four buildings targeted by police on Monday had been under occupation for a long time, according to the Athens-Macedonia news agency which said that the buildings are on Harilaou Trikoupi and Kallidromiou streets. 

Mother of slain teenager calls for peaceful protests against killer's release

The mother of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos who was shot dead in 2008 by special police guard Epaminondas Korkoneas has blasted the latter's release from prison after serving just 13 years of his life sentence and called for protests against the ruling.