Anarchists occupy SYRIZA offices in Thessaloniki


Anarchists on Wednesday occupied the offices of ruling SYRIZA party in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, in reaction to a police operation earlier in the day at three buildings occupied by squatters.

In a message on the anti-establishment Indymedia website, anarchists condemned the left-led government’s “pogrom” of the squats which they said provide shelter for migrants and asylum seekers.

They also demanded the release of dozens of suspects detained during the police operation.

Earlier on Wednesday, police conducted separate raids at the now-defunct Megas Alexandros orphanage in the Ano Toumba neighborhood, the Mandalideio mansion on the coastal Nikis Avenue, and an eight-story building in downtown Thessaloniki.