A teenager murdered by the Greek police!
We stand in solidarity with the struggling people!
On December 6th two police officers murdered Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15 year old teenager, by shooting him right in his heart. At first, both government and police claimed that the police officers were attacked, which turned out to be a lie. The Media despite their effort to distort the facts and reproduce the government and police propaganda didn’t manage to succeed. Witnesses say that, right before the incident, the policemen provoked the group of young boys and a verbal conflict followed but at no instance were the policemen attacked or physically threatened.
It’s not the first time the police have murdered in cold blood and it will not be the last. This bloody brutality must stop. This event occurred at a time when the reactionary plans of the government force the majority of the people to live in the worst conditions possible, without rights, condemning them to live a life of unemployment and poverty.
Immediately after the incident, thousands of people all over Greece went out in the streets to protest. Greek police confronted the protesters with extreme violence. Many ended up in hospital injured by plastic bullets or seriously beaten, and others were arrested. The amount of tear gas used was so large that the Ministry of Health issued a statement to stop their use. Hundreds of people were sent to hospitals with respiration problems.
This murder is another incident in a long series of police brutalities. But it is far more than that. It is another instance of the violence which is created by the world-wide economic system. Other incidents include the murder of the suspected terrorist Brazilian plumber in the London subway and the death of the French youth that triggered the massive French riots, but the list is longer and more multifaceted. A social system based on the principle of individual profit cannot but create violence, everywhere present whether visible or hidden.
• SOLIDARITY TO THE COUNTRY-WIDE ONGOING DEMONSTRATIONS
• DOWN WITH THE MURDERERS AND THEIR POLICIES!
• THEY WILL NOT PREVAIL!
• IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF EVERYONE ARRESTED IN SOLIDARITY ACTIONS WORLDWIDE
• THE PEOPLE AND THE YOUTH WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED!