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International day of solidarity with Greek anti-fascists

category dublin | rights and freedoms | news report author Wednesday January 23, 2013 13:27author by Anti-fascist Report this post to the editors

Demonstation at the Greek embassy in solidarity with Greek anti-fascists, and against Golden Dawn

As fascism and racist attacks continue to grow in Greece and with the rising popularity of Golden Dawn, the physical presence of organised fascists on the streets of Greece has increased. Greek anti-fascists are ramping up their presence on the streets of Athens and other cities and are confronting the threat of Golden Dawn while defending minorities groups.

Over 100 people turned out at the Greek embassy in Dublin to support Greek anti-fascists, while solidarity demonstrations also took place in Cork and Derry.

Hooligan antifa banner
Hooligan antifa banner

As fascism and racist attacks continue to grow in Greece and with the rising popularity of Golden Dawn, the physical presence of organised fascists on the streets of Greece has increased. Greek anti-fascists are ramping up their presence on the streets of Athens and other cities, confronting the threat of Golden Dawn while defending minorities groups.

There were solidarity events held all over Europe and beyond. In Athens thousands filled the streets to express their opposition to Golden Dawn and fascism, many migrant groups rallied for the demonstration. In Dublin, over 100 people turned out at the Greek embassy to support Greek anti-fascists. About 60 lively protesters marched from Stephen's Green to the Greek embassy, where they met with activists from Ireland's Anti-Racist Network (ARN). At the embassy we heard speeches from an activist from ARN, a Greek-Irish activist, one of the march organisers, and an academic amongst others.

The march was lively and well attended with many flags, placards, banners, whistles and music. There were also solidarity demonstrations in Cork and Derry.

See video of Dublin demonstration by TradeUnionTVIreland - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15bcAipyRWM
See video of Athens demonstration here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...p2Tg#!

Useful links;
Anti-Racism Network - http://arnireland.blogspot.ie/
Anti-fascist Action - http://www.afa-ireland.com/
Trade Union TV Ireland - http://www.youtube.com/user/TradeUnionTVIreland

Solidarity with Russian antifa
Solidarity with Russian antifa

Marching from Stephens Green 1
Marching from Stephens Green 1

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Marching from Stephens Green 2

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Marching from Stephens Green 3

author by Anti-fascistpublication date Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:32Report this post to the editors

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marching 1

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marching 2

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marching 3

ARN embassy
ARN embassy

ARN embassy
ARN embassy

author by Anti-fascistpublication date Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:34Report this post to the editors

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banner
banner

ARN speaker
ARN speaker

Greek speaker
Greek speaker

Academic speaker
Academic speaker

Greek embassy
Greek embassy

author by ANTIFA INTERNATIONALpublication date Wed Jan 23, 2013 14:00Report this post to the editors

Here you will see pictures from solidarity events all over the world - http://athensantifa19jan.wordpress.com/international/

This video shows the numbers Greek antifa can mobilise, skip to 05.25 to see antifa on the streets - http://vimeo.com/52660764 - although the whole video is great

Smash fascism and racism - no more discrimination!

 
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