Greek cops attacked a peaceful demonstration and a social centre for immigrants' rights at Tsamadou 13 street in Exarcheia, Athens, a self-organisation social centre at Zaimi street, and people's homes around the Exarcheia district.
Many people were attacked in their homes and the social centres, with the cops beating them up or breaking glasses on their arms and heads. Medical help to them was refused, and many people were arrested by the cops.
News break out quickly on the Athens Indymedia website, and the cops (who do watch Indymedia regularly) knew that comrades would quickly gather at the Police HQ Building in Alexandras street, were arrested people usually are taken at for interrogation. To avoid the incoming comrades, the cops decided to take the arrested people to the Petrou Ralli police station further south in the city, away from the comrades who were gathering outside the Police HQ Building in solidarity.
The cops also attacked private homes in Exarcheia district, beating up and injuring people living there. One of the injured was Ioanna Manousaka, who decided to give an interview to the Eleftherotypia daily newspaper. She says she participated peacefully in the march and went back to her home to have a rest, but after a few minutes she suddenly heard cops breaking her door. She went there to have a look and the cops went inside and started beating her up, injuring her severely on the head. They destroyed the lock on her door and broke it into pieces. After beating her up and injuring her severely inside her own home, the cops left without arresting her since an official record of arrest would reveal their behaviour to the media. They probably expected the victim to keep silent out of fear, but unfortunately for them she had the guts to go and report them to the media.
Later, the cops went to some coffee houses in Exarcheia and broke their glass windows, shouting against the people inside
(report from Indymedia - Athens)