We take political responsibility for a series of arson attacks that took place in the city of Patras, in solidarity with our comrade anarchist and hunger striker Giannis Michailidis.
- On Saturday morning (23/7), at 3:30 am, we carried out an arson attack on a motorbike of a well-known asphalt worker of the city, on Korinthou Street.
- On Sunday morning (24/7), at 2:30 a.m., we carried out an arson attack on a Eurobank ATM in El. Stratiotou.
The comrade anarchist and hunger striker Giannis Michailidis has been fighting a tough battle with the capitalist system and its representatives for the last two months, demanding his immediate release from prison, which he is entitled to by law from December 2021. Having completed 8.5 years of imprisonment in the penitentiary hellholes of the Greek state, for his subversive action and his militant dignity, he puts his own body as a barrier against a judicial system of arbitrariness and vindictiveness. With indomitable stubbornness and self-denial, he takes on an entire mechanism of exploitation and oppression, demanding that his demand be met.
It is a given, however, that in this class structured society where the Law and the Order of the Powerful reign supreme, that no other treatment could be given to a militant, who over the years has stood by the side of the outcasts of this world through his words and actions. It is a given that he could not receive the same treatment from our oppressors as the child rapist Lignadis, the unrepentant murderous cop Korkoneas, the real estate magnate Hortaria and every well-bred child of the bourgeois system.
The bourgeois justice as a basic pillar of the capitalist system of production, reflects in a provocative and overt way, that it will be omnipresent, to safeguard the interests of the bourgeoisie, to perpetuate the capitalist relations of exploitation and the disciplining of those who belong to the bottom of the social-class pyramid. Its blatant class bias is therefore not some kind of deviation from its institutional role but its very essence.
Our comrade Giannis Michailidis, who is at the breaking point of his multi-day strike, needs the solidarity and support of the entire subversive movement. Against the callousness of the judicial mafia, the methodologies and the attempted vindictiveness of the state and capital, the world of struggle has the duty to stand up to the circumstances and raise the gauntlet, intercepting the orchestrated climate of terrorism with massive and dynamic marches, solidarity movements, aggressive actions and sabotage.
Freedom to the comrade anarchist Giannis Michailidis, hunger striker since 23/5!