July 11, 2021
From Radical Glasgow (UK)
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          One way for capital to take control of an area is gentrification and one way the state can assist this process is subsides and infrastructure that will encourage developers. For many years the Greek state has tried to turn Exarchia into an up-market developers paradise but so far has failed. Of course they don’t give up easily, after a concerted effort from police brutality to change this area, which so far has failed, they continue with the attempt to put in place the infrastructure that will attract developers, a Metro station in the centre of Exarchia Square. This has been met with strong and determined resistance from the locals and their supporters.

      EXARCHIA WILL LIVE ON. OFF WITH THE METRO FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD 

      Today, 5/7 at around 6:00am a surveyors workgroup and a contractor showed up at the square for setting out the works concerning the construction of a metro station in the square.
       Immediately people from the neighbourhood and in solidarity arrived at the square making it clear that the people won’t allow the construction of a metro station in Exarchia, forcing them to leave.
       They also made it clear that, as has happened until now, the next time they show up in the neighbourhood the people will be there to prevent any work.

EXARCHIA WILL LIVE ON

OFF WITH THE METRO FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Individuals from the Exarchia neighbourhood and in solidarity

A small attack against Airbnb in Exarchia

        Some days before we did an action against an apartment that is being rented through the Airbnb platform in Manis street, Exarchia.
        We wrote slogans, painted the key box, we threw leaflets with written on them in English “Housing is not a luxury, stop the evictions and gentrification” and “Immigrants welcome, tourists go to your own homes”. Then we threw paint on the balcony. The Delta cops passed by the point a few minutes before the action and a few minutes after we had finished without understanding anything.

 

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Source: Radicalglasgowblog.blogspot.com