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Old 26th August 2019, 07:01 AM   #1
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Exarchia - It has begun

For a couple of months the new Greek government had been planning to take Exarcheia, an anarchist neighbourhood in Athens, amassing police forces and has begun the occupation today.

From Union Communiste Libertaire Bruxelles in French (I don't know of any good English language sources yet, so I just used google translate):
Originally Posted by UCL
Alert! What we've been giving you for a month and a half just started this morning, shortly before Dawn:

EXARCHEIA UNDER POLICE OCCUPATION

The Famous Rebel and solidarity district of Athens is completely surrounded by huge police forces: many crs buses (Mat), jeeps of the anti-Terrorism Police (Opke), outfielders (Dias), members of the secret police ( Asfalitès), as well as a helicopter and several drones.

Unique place in Europe for its high concentration of squats and other self-managed spaces, but also for its resistance against repression and solidarity with the precarious and migrants, exarcheia has been in the collimator of the right government since its election on July 7th .... The New Prime Minister mitsotakis had made it a personal matter, especially since he had been mocked in early August for not having achieved his goal of "cleaning exarcheia in a month" as he had announced in great pumps.

This morning, 4 squats have been evacuated: Spirou Trikoupi 17, transito, Rosa de fon and gare. The offensive is for now the northwest part of the neighborhood, with the remarkable exception of the squat nottara 26, known to be best kept and very important symbolic for the neighborhood as the first historic squat of the "refugee crisis" in the center City of Athens.

We are currently counting about a hundred arrest, as well as brutal attacks against people trying to film. Only mass media in the service of power has the permission to cover the event.

In Total, there are 23 squats in exarcheia plus 26 others around the neighborhood, which is a total of 49 focused on a small area. 49 squats to which you need to add other types of self-managed places, some of them for rent (free social space,, free store skoros, etc ) as well as dozens of special housing including groups of activist groups. ES, often close to the terraces to allow access above the streets.

Of the squats that are located precisely inside exarcheia, 12 are accommodation squats for refugees. ES and migrant. ES and the other 11 are squats of political groups anarchists and Bohemian (even though most refugee squats. Es are also of course very political, starting with the nottara 26 and spirou trikoupi 17 with direct meetings and a lot of links with the rest of the social movement).

In the squats of spirou trikoupi 17 and transito (which the jacks of power are now murer), more than a dozen children have been ripped away from a peaceful and happy existence to be suddenly sent to camps. These sinister camps are unsanitary and overcrowded, the migrant. They're not fed up. ES and suffer from temperature variations, suffer humiliation and sometimes torture, and mitsotakis also requires that they all be well closed and, in the future, completely cut off from the rest of the territory.

The face of Europe keeps getting hard like what is also happening on the other continents. This ever more authoritarian evolution of capitalism leads to questions about what the current era announces: the offensive against the pockets of utopia combined with the confinement of the emissaries reminds of the dark hours of history.

The whole world becomes a fascists and Greece is, once again, one of the laboratories.

But nothing is over. September is coming soon. The seasonal jobs are ending. The social movement is gathering and organizing again. Places like the nottara 26 and the k * VOX ARE UNDER HIGH Surveillance. Responses are getting ready, as well as several major mobilizing events. Autumn will be hot in Athens.

Resistance!

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PS: we count on your press releases, actions towards places representing the Greek state abroad, photos, videos and everything you feel like. Think about sending them to us. Solidarity is our weapon. Our struggles have no borders.
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Old 26th August 2019, 07:11 AM   #2
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Is there a neutral account of the issue, that includes the government's side of the story?
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Old 26th August 2019, 07:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Is there a neutral account of the issue, that includes the government's side of the story?
Feel free to look for one and share it.
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Old 26th August 2019, 07:17 AM   #4
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I found this:
Originally Posted by Guardian
Athens police poised to evict refugees from squatted housing projects

A self-governing community in central Athens which has helped house refugees is threatened by a government crackdown

{...}
Although it's not a threat, it's the execution, the threat was already made 2 months ago.
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Old 26th August 2019, 07:28 AM   #5
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Ok, short version is that squatters (with laudable intent and service to refugees) are being kicked out of the places they have no actual right to be in anyway? Dealers and gang have been active there due to police being cool with the squatters since the '80's, and the cops have kind of lost their patience? Is that the scenario?
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Old 26th August 2019, 07:35 AM   #6
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Ok, short version is that squatters (with laudable intent and service to refugees) are being kicked out of the places they have no actual right to be in anyway? Dealers and gang have been active there due to police being cool with the squatters since the '80's, and the cops have kind of lost their patience? Is that the scenario?
You're forgetting that they're terrorists too. They bring drugs, they bring crime, they are terrorists.
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"[The letter from residents of the area] also claims that drugs are openly sold, even outside primary schools.

“The children of Exarcheia cannot play in their neighborhood. They are imprisoned in their houses, behind bars and railings that resemble high security prisons,” the letter notes.

The residents say that the state is “scandalously indifferent” to their plight, an attitude that is tantamount to “tolerating lawlessness.”

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There endless accounts of the terrible conditions in the area. A cleanup was long overdue and will be welcomed by the ordinary people of Exarcheia.
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A cleanup was long overdue and will be welcomed by the ordinary people of Exarcheia.
I get that, they bring drugs and crime and they're terrorists and all that, and the goverment should clean things up, but the camps are already overflowing.
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Originally Posted by caveman1917 View Post
You're forgetting that they're terrorists too. They bring drugs, they bring crime, they are terrorists.
The real question is, are they rapists? Are there good people on both sides?

Seriously, when you squat, you might get the boot. That's how it works. Who owns the buildings they occupy? Or do the squats assert more property rights than the actual owners?
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Seriously, when you squat, you might get the boot. That's how it works.
Thank you Captain Obvious.

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No idea. I suppose we'll see what, if any, reaction there will be. The first night hasn't even passed yet, it's a bit early to tell who's asserting what - the government initiated things just this morning by asserting control over Exarchia, although I'm not expecting that assertion to be disputed, or at least not successfully, since - if my information is correct - there's a special 2000-strong police contingent mobilized for the operation.
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I get that, they bring drugs and crime and they're terrorists and all that, and the goverment should clean things up, but the camps are already overflowing.
I know that. But should Exarcheia be left in a mess because some refugees squat there?
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I know that. But should Exarcheia be left in a mess because some refugees squat there?
I have no idea what mess you're talking about, from what I hear it's a nice neighbourhood. Although probably, as everywhere, there are also people who won't stop complaining about "law and order" because the illegals are bringing drugs and crime and stuff.
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After 4 squats have been raided, 143 foreigners have been taken into custody and no drugs have been found so far. But then, of course, this was never about drugs in the first place.
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I have no idea what mess you're talking about, from what I hear it's a nice neighbourhood.
Then you're hearing wrong. It isn't. "Edgy"? Certainly. Interesting during the day? Sure. Be there at night? Nah.

"Exarcheia is widely known as the capital’s anarchy-base, and this is not down to urban legend. Indeed, when things get politically or socio-politically intense, there’s likely to be tear gas, Molotov cocktails or window-breaking episodes in the area."
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Then you're hearing wrong. It isn't. "Edgy"? Certainly. Interesting during the day? Sure. Be there at night? Nah.
My hearing is just fine.

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"Exarcheia is widely known as the capital’s anarchy-base, and this is not down to urban legend. Indeed, when things get politically or socio-politically intense, there’s likely to be tear gas, Molotov cocktails or window-breaking episodes in the area."
Yes exactly, a nice neighbourhood.
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A couple of weeks ago the cop who killed Alexis Grigoropoulos got his sentence reduced and was released. Seems that, the night after, the legitimacy of this was disputed in Exarchia:
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Originally Posted by caveman1917 View Post
My hearing is just fine.
What's the source of what you're hearing?

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Yes exactly, a nice neighbourhood.
Ah, OK. Trolling.
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What's the source of what you're hearing?
People who live in Exarchia and people who visit there. Then, of course, the Guardian article posted upthread also includes interviews with residents.

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Ah, OK. Trolling.
If you don't like nice neighbourhoods, there are already plenty of bland petit-bourgeois districts around to choose from.
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People who live in Exarchia and people who visit there. Then, of course, the Guardian article posted upthread also includes interviews with residents.

If you don't like nice neighbourhoods, there are already plenty of bland petit-bourgeois districts around to choose from.
In Athens? Not really.

I spent one night in Exarcheia about 9 years ago. Needing to be in the city early for a hospital appointment I booked a random cheap hotel on the internet. Bad move. As I arrived at the hotel some dudes asked "Hey, what you want mister? Girl, boy, drugs?" That was during daytime. I was aiming to go out for a meal at night but just wrote off that idea.

Nice neighbourhood? Stop talking out of your arse, eh? There are neighbourhoods in Athens you might not enjoy visiting that are better than Exarcheia .
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Anarchia in Exarcheia?
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In Athens? Not really.

I spent one night in Exarcheia about 9 years ago. Needing to be in the city early for a hospital appointment I booked a random cheap hotel on the internet. Bad move. As I arrived at the hotel some dudes asked "Hey, what you want mister? Girl, boy, drugs?" That was during daytime. I was aiming to go out for a meal at night but just wrote off that idea.

Nice neighbourhood? Stop talking out of your arse, eh? There are neighbourhoods in Athens you might not enjoy visiting that are better than Exarcheia .

Sounds like San Francisco and pretty much every major city on the US west coast. Drugs on the streets, squatters/homeless everywhere, city doing nothing about it.
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In Athens? Not really.

I spent one night in Exarcheia about 9 years ago. Needing to be in the city early for a hospital appointment I booked a random cheap hotel on the internet. Bad move. As I arrived at the hotel some dudes asked "Hey, what you want mister? Girl, boy, drugs?" That was during daytime. I was aiming to go out for a meal at night but just wrote off that idea.

Nice neighbourhood? Stop talking out of your arse, eh? There are neighbourhoods in Athens you might not enjoy visiting that are better than Exarcheia .
Well out of 7 people I know who live in Exarchia 7 like the neighbourhood. The only reason I didn't participate in the latest visit to Exarchia from Belgium a few months ago is because I had other things to do, but I've heard that the people who did visit were very positive about it.

This, of course, is somewhat besides the point. Even the police admits that they found no drugs in any of the squats, and they seem to be changing their story from "they're bringing drugs" to "we are taking out the garbage." Sure, they still have a lot of garbage left to go, by my count there's at least still 700 refugees in various other squats, but if they couldn't even find a single joint in the first 4 squats then it's about time to stop pretending that this has anything to do with drugs or something.
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^ Goodness, perhaps it's also to do with several hundred people illegally occupying someone else's property, eh?
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^ Goodness, perhaps it's also to do with several hundred people illegally occupying someone else's property, eh?
Doesn't look like it. Police and government statements have gone from "they're bringing drugs" to just "we are taking out the garbage" - nothing about anyone complaining about their property being "illegally occupied." Besides, why would your explanation require the government to abolish the university sanctuary law?

An extreme-right government takes power in Greece, immediately abolishes important civil freedoms such as the university sanctuary law, begins a whole propaganda campaign about refugees bringing drugs and crime while promising to "clean up" the country. Then goes ahead with "taking out the garbage" but it's all got nothing to do except with someone illegally occupying someone else's property, even though nobody heard of those purported property owners or them having made any sort of complaints about occupation or anything...LOL!
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Doesn't look like it. Police and government statements have gone from "they're bringing drugs" to just "we are taking out the garbage" - nothing about anyone complaining about their property being "illegally occupied." Besides, why would your explanation require the government to abolish the university sanctuary law?

An extreme-right government takes power in Greece, immediately abolishes important civil freedoms such as the university sanctuary law, begins a whole propaganda campaign about refugees bringing drugs and crime while promising to "clean up" the country. Then goes ahead with "taking out the garbage" but it's all got nothing to do except with someone illegally occupying someone else's property, even though nobody heard of those purported property owners or them having made any sort of complaints about occupation or anything...LOL!
Question.

Is the link that GlennB gave in post 7 not accurate?
Or are the photos in there not from that neighbourhood?

I've just taken a 'stroll' through the area with Streetview and no way you would ever see me there. Especially at night!
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Question.

Is the link that GlennB gave in post 7 not accurate?
Definitely not accurate in the more tendentious claims about children being locked up inside because they can't play outside. It may be accurate in the claims that someone once sold drugs near a school. It's also unverifiable, an anonymous letter by purported residents making a bunch of claims, at least some of which are obviously false (children play outside all the time in Exarchia). I mean, of course there's going to be at least some drug dealing, that's true everywhere. It should also be noted that there was a demonstration of at least 1000 residents last evening against the government's actions, but no demonstration or anything by residents in support of the government's actions, so there's that I guess...

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Or are the photos in there not from that neighbourhood?
I'm sure they are.

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I've just taken a 'stroll' through the area with Streetview and no way you would ever see me there. Especially at night!
Your loss. Now, some questions for you:

1. Even assuming that this whole story about drugs and crime is an accurate description, what does taking a bunch of refugees out of their homes help with that?

2. The government went in to take a bunch of refugees, finding no drugs, leaving any actual drug dealers alone. The local anarchists have on several occasions taken on the Albanian mafia who were dealing drugs in the central square, leaving the refugees alone. Which of these two groups is actually doing something about drug dealing in the neighbourhood and which is merely using drug dealing as an excuse for different purposes?
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Definitely not accurate in the more tendentious claims about children being locked up inside because they can't play outside. It may be accurate in the claims that someone once sold drugs near a school. It's also unverifiable, an anonymous letter by purported residents making a bunch of claims, at least some of which are obviously false (children play outside all the time in Exarchia). I mean, of course there's going to be at least some drug dealing, that's true everywhere. It should also be noted that there was a demonstration of at least 1000 residents last evening against the government's actions, but no demonstration or anything by residents in support of the government's actions, so there's that I guess...



I'm sure they are.



Your loss. Now, some questions for you:

1. Even assuming that this whole story about drugs and crime is an accurate description, what does taking a bunch of refugees out of their homes help with that?
That's a strange question.
Assuming in this case that the drugs and crime is indeed an accurate description. What is gained by not doing anything about it? That it could have been done before, so that it wouldn't have gone this far is another discussion.

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2. The government went in to take a bunch of refugees, finding no drugs, leaving any actual drug dealers alone. The local anarchists have on several occasions taken on the Albanian mafia who were dealing drugs in the central square, leaving the refugees alone. Which of these two groups is actually doing something about drug dealing in the neighbourhood and which is merely using drug dealing as an excuse for different purposes?
The inaction of a government in taking a stand in preventing the rundown of a neighbourhood via drugs, crime etc, is no excuse for self styled vigilantes to take the law in their own hands. Pressure the government to get of their lazy hands and do something, hold demonstrations and such, so that they do something.

I do note however that you do acknowledge that there is a serious problem in that neighbourhood, because of the 'need' of the anarchists to take on the mafia.

Now. Seeing the images on Street view, I do think the government is partially responsible for the rundown of Exarcheia in letting things go too far and basicly abandoning the neighbourhood. That still doesn't give any rights to anarchists movements (or mafia, or...) to take over.
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Old 27th August 2019, 04:47 AM   #28
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That's a strange question.
Assuming in this case that the drugs and crime is indeed an accurate description. What is gained by not doing anything about it? That it could have been done before, so that it wouldn't have gone this far is another discussion.

The inaction of a government in taking a stand in preventing the rundown of a neighbourhood via drugs, crime etc, is no excuse for self styled vigilantes to take the law in their own hands. Pressure the government to get of their lazy hands and do something, hold demonstrations and such, so that they do something.

I do note however that you do acknowledge that there is a serious problem in that neighbourhood, because of the 'need' of the anarchists to take on the mafia.

Now. Seeing the images on Street view, I do think the government is partially responsible for the rundown of Exarcheia in letting things go too far and basicly abandoning the neighbourhood. That still doesn't give any rights to anarchists movements (or mafia, or...) to take over.
I'm sorry but I'm not interested in your personal philosophy. You were asked two questions and answered neither, but instead chose to give a sermon about your philosophical beliefs. I don't see any point to continue this conversation.
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I'm sorry but I'm not interested in your personal philosophy. You were asked two questions and answered neither, but instead chose to give a sermon about your philosophical beliefs. I don't see any point to continue this conversation.
Suit yourself [shrug]
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Originally Posted by caveman1917 View Post
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An extreme-right government takes power in Greece, immediately abolishes important civil freedoms such as the university sanctuary law ...
"Extreme right"? Are you kidding? They're centre left, and no more extreme than the UK Tories, possibly less so.

And of the University sanctuary law - how many countries specifically ban police from Uni campuses?

"The law was established in 1982 and largely kept the police off university grounds, although the law has been repealed and reinstated by different governments since then.

It was reinstated most recently in 2017."

the latter after a few years of Syriza government that had left it repealed.
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"Extreme right"? Are you kidding? They're centre left, and no more extreme than the UK Tories, possibly less so.
Yes, they're on the left and even less extreme than the UK Tories, who are obviously known for being on the extreme-left end of the spectrum ETA: though I suppose whether something's left or right depends on from what point you're looking at it. After all, Mussolini was quite the leftie, as far as Hitler was concerned.

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1. Even assuming that this whole story about drugs and crime is an accurate description, what does taking a bunch of refugees out of their homes help with that?

2. The government went in to take a bunch of refugees, finding no drugs, leaving any actual drug dealers alone. The local anarchists have on several occasions taken on the Albanian mafia who were dealing drugs in the central square, leaving the refugees alone. Which of these two groups is actually doing something about drug dealing in the neighbourhood and which is merely using drug dealing as an excuse for different purposes?
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Yes, they're on the left ..
Brainfart, and I'd just realised what I'd written. I suspect you realised that, but here, have a nice shiny internet as your prize.
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Six arrested for drugs in Athens' Exarchia district

Four arrested in ongoing crackdown on drug dealing in Exarchia

Exarchia: Police arrest 21, breaking up drug trafficking ring

Those arrested included 13 Albanians, 4 Greeks, 2 Georgians, a Moldavian, and a Bulgarian, all aged between 19 and 37 years.

etc ...
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Originally Posted by GlennB View Post
Six arrested for drugs in Athens' Exarchia district

Four arrested in ongoing crackdown on drug dealing in Exarchia

Exarchia: Police arrest 21, breaking up drug trafficking ring

Those arrested included 13 Albanians, 4 Greeks, 2 Georgians, a Moldavian, and a Bulgarian, all aged between 19 and 37 years.

etc ...
A couple of anecdotes, spanning over a year, of some arrests for drugs of some foreigners. What exactly is this supposed to prove? That they indeed "bring drugs" and indiscriminately taking large groups of refugees out of their homes to camps does indeed constitute "combating drugs"?
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Originally Posted by caveman1917 View Post
A couple of anecdotes, spanning over a year, of some arrests for drugs of some foreigners. What exactly is this supposed to prove? That they indeed "bring drugs" and indiscriminately taking large groups of refugees out of their homes to camps does indeed constitute "combating drugs"?
That if they're combating the drug problem, bust a squat suspected in that respect, and find a bunch of illegal immigrants that they're bound to do something about them? What else? "Oh, sorry to have bothered you, have a nice day" ?

Conditions in Greek refugee camps are bad, but there is a system for claiming asylum at the point of entry. It doesn't involve getting smuggled across the Turkish border and lying low in a squat in a dodgy part of a city.
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That if they're combating the drug problem, bust a squat suspected in that respect, and find a bunch of illegal immigrants that they're bound to do something about them? What else? "Oh, sorry to have bothered you, have a nice day" ?
Which squat was suspected in respect of the so-called drug problem? The squats have a strict no drug policy, which the government is well aware of. And they didn't "find" a bunch of refugees, they knew very well they were there, they were open refugee accommodations.

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The worst in the world according to an MSF worker interviewed by the BBC. You thought Trump's camps were bad? Wait till you see the Greek ones...

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but there is a system for claiming asylum at the point of entry. It doesn't involve getting smuggled across the Turkish border and lying low in a squat in a dodgy part of a city.
Who got smuggled across the Turkish border? Lying low? Again, these were open refugee accommodations, completely in public and governmental view.
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Originally Posted by caveman1917 View Post
Which squat was suspected in respect of the so-called drug problem? The squats have a strict no drug policy, which the government is well aware of. And they didn't "find" a bunch of refugees, they knew very well they were there, they were open refugee accommodations.

The worst in the world according to an MSF worker interviewed by the BBC. You thought Trump's camps were bad? Wait till you see the Greek ones...

Who got smuggled across the Turkish border? Lying low? Again, these were open refugee accommodations, completely in public and governmental view.
They're illegal squats, not official refugee centres.
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They're illegal squats, not official refugee centres.
Nobody ever claimed they were official refugee centers. Good thing that they're not official refugee centers either, one can easily compare the living conditions between government refugee centers and self-organized refugee centers from interviews by the Guardian and the BCC as linked above:
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“I am so happy here, I feel safe,” explains Sana*, a squat resident from Afghanistan. “Here we work together and have a good life.”
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"We are always ready to escape, 24 hours a day we have our children ready," says Sara Khan, originally from Afghanistan.

"The violence means our little ones don't get to sleep."

Sara explains that her family spend all day queuing for food at the camp and all night ready to run - in fear of the fights that break out constantly.
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Either way, the government describes their operations as "an electric vacuum cleaner hoovering dirt from Exarchia" - should there still be any confusion about motives (is it drugs? is it illegal squatting? ..?)
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Some information in French. Of particular note here is the symbols of various neo-nazi groups on the uniforms of some of the cops involved, combined with the fact that the new prime minister first had to do a special hiring session for 1500 cops for the operation in the previous month (the new government came into power on 7 July).
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