Il 18 settembre del 2013 il rapper greco antifascista Pavlos Fyssas, in arte Killah P, veniva accoltellato a morte da un gruppo di neonazisti appartenenti ad Alba Dorata.
Nella giornata di ieri, a un anno di distanza dall’infame omicidio, in tutta la Grecia, e anche in altre città europee, sono state organizzate manifestazioni antifasciste in suo ricordo.
Il corteo più grosso si è svolto ad Atene: migliaia di persone hanno riempito le strade di Keratsini, il sobborgo della capitale greca dove Killah P venne ucciso. La manifestazione si è aperta scoprendo una statua e una targa dedicata a Pavlos, mentre rapper antifascisti si alternavano su un palco. Presenti anche il padre di Killah P, e quello di Shehzad Luqman, migrante pachistano anch’egli ucciso da membri di Alba Dorata.
Un corteo di 10.000 persone si è poi mosso per le vie del quartiere. Durante la manifestazione sono scoppiati violenti scontri tra gli antifascisti e la polizia, che in più occasioni ha difeso o appoggiato apertamente la presenza e le azioni dei militanti di Alba Dorata e che anche la notte dell’omicidio di Pavlos intervenne solo ad aggressione ormai avvenuta. Il corteo ha attaccato alcune banche con sassi e molotov e la polizia ha risposto con un fitto lancio di gas lacrimogeni per tentare di disperdere la manifestazione. Alcuni antifascisti sono stati fermati durante gli scontri.(…)
Am 3. Oktober alle nach Hannover! Deutschland? Nie wieder!
Was ihr feiert? Armut, Ausgrenzung, Leistungszwang.
(PS: Begleitet mich wer aus HH? :D )
On September 18th local antifas marked the first anniversary since the murder of Killah P (stage name of Pavlos Fyssas) in Greece. He was attacked by a group of Golden Dawn members, a Greek fascist party, and was stabbed to death. Watching over the events, the police made no effort to intervene, the close ties between Golden Dawn and the Greek police never more obvious. More background on the murder can be read here.
This, of course, is not an isolated incident. Just one of countless lives stolen by the forces of fascism and white supremacy all over the globe. Whether it is at the hands of a neo-nazi, a police officer, or neighborhood watch vigilante, they are all manifestations of the same force.
Pavlos, and all the other stolen lives, live on in our hearts.
Photos from in front of the Cable Street Mural, 18/09/2014, where various London antifascist groups gathered to remember Greek antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, murdered one year ago by Golden Dawn fascists.
Similar events and memorial marches took place worldwide.
10.000 antifascists march in Athens where Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by neonazis 1 year ago
Athens: Riot follows a large scale police attack on a 10.000 antifa demo for Pavlos Fyssas
18 September 2014. No words can really describe what happened during the protest for the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P), exactly one year ago on September 18, 2013 by 40-50 neonazis in Keratsini, Athens, Greece.
No words can describe it, simply because different people experienced different levels of police brutality in a lot of different places across the big antifa protest of at least 10.000 people.
And this happened because almost 40 minutes after the beginning of the antifascist march, suddenly scores of riot policemen attempted to encircle the massive anarchist bloc, but were met with strong resistance, so the police proceeded to attack the bloc with the aid of asphyxiating gas and flash bang grenades.
Antifascists were forced to respond with molotov and petrol bombs (as depicted in the video) to delay the police attack and to gain some distance between them, so that people may protect themselves better.
Following the riot police attack, the demo was then forced to split in 3 different segments, that followed completely different routes, chased by hundreds of riot policemen and after many consecutive brutal attacks in the narrow streets of Kerachini people continued to split up in many smaller parts, which made them an easy target, especially for the gangs of police bikers. Thus, more than 100 protesters were arrested.
After all this was an antifascist protest and at least half of the greek police force, according to voting statistics, has voted for the neonazi party “Golden Dawn” that its members were responsible and have been charged for the murder of Pavlos Fyssas. So in reality, yesterday the antifascist protest was not just attacked by police, but in essence was attacked by neonazis in police uniforms.
Following the arrests, approximately 300 people gathered for many hours in solidarity outside the police headquarters, demanding the release of the protesters in police custody. It is yet unknown how many people were released or have been charged.