martedì 27 settembre 2011
Clashes at Syntagma & Occupation of the studio of state TV channel by students
01:45 GMT+2 The march just ended at the square of Ayia Paraskevi.
01:30 GMT+2 The occupiers walked out of the building, they met with the 800-people solidarity gathering and they are marching away on Mesogeion av. Riot police units follow them. The channel just started broadcasting the news show.
00:40 GMT+2 Earlier the director of the Greek Radio-Television (ERT) which owns NET, promised to broadcast the video of the students at the scheduled news show at 00:00. The occupiers told him that they will not leave the building until they broadcast the video as they cannot trust him. However, the entire 00:00 news show has not started yet. Twenty minutes ago a riot police bus entered the yard of the building, while people in solidarity are gathered while calls for more supporters was sent. The riot police in front of the station are wearing their full riot kit have come close to the solidarity gathering.
23:12 GMT+2 The occupiers still in the NET TV channel. People are still concentrating in front of the NET TV station, while the station is under pressure from people calling them requesting to show the students’ video.
The moment the students enter the studio
22:50 GMT+2 Police just attacked to people on Syntagma square. After the clashes earlier an open public assembly started on the square with circa 1,300 participants.
22:15 GMT+2 The students remain in the TV channel premises. Riot police and supporters are concentrated in front of the TV channel. It seems that they are more than 60 people in the station and what they requested was for their video to be aired.
21:15 GMT+2 Circa 60 university students occupied the studio of the state TV channel NET while the central news programme was aired live. The technicians cut the flow of the central news programme. Earlier the students went to the TV station requesting to be allowed to say a few words regarding their views about the new education reform bill, but they were not allowed to do so. There is a call for more people to go to the TV station in solidarity to the occupiers.
Picture from the TV studio the banner the students hold writes: ‘We are breaking the wall of silence, the victory of students’ struggle is victory of the entire society’
20:23 GMT+2 Circa 3,000 people remain on Syntagma square, they also managed to occupy Amalias avenue in front of the parliament. There are calls for more people and for anti-fascists to join the rally. Circa 5,000 people responded to the call of the indignants and went at Syntagma Square on Sunday evening. Riot police and undercover cops responded with a full scale military operation pushing people out of Amalias Av. in front of the parliament, using tear gas and plenty of physical violence pushed people away for a while. The cops used a new kind of tear gas that produces black smoke that people have not seen before. At least 7 people have been injured on Othonos st. but they managed to defend themselves against the police attack.