even before the disastrous night of 17 september the month had seen some meaningful events. first, the squatted athenian theatre project εμπρος was evicted and with it a space of autonomous and often transnational creative interventions. furthermore the teachers of greece took to the streets to protest extensive layoff plans. and then that tuesday night the unthinkable happened: the well-known anti- fascist activist and rapper pavlos fyssas (aka killah p) was brutally assassinated by a golden dawn mob. on his way home from a soccer game, he and a small group of friends were ambushed by some 25 blackshirts in the piraeus suburb of keratsini. pavlos was eventually stabbed in the heart multiple times and died of his injuries soon after. besides arresting the obvious murderer, the present police allegedly took a rather passive stance.

subsequent to the events there have been massive protests and clashes all over greece as well as huge waves of solidarity from around europe. also for the first time there is a serious public debate about banning/criminalizing the golden dawn party (of course it is kind of a shame that the countless attacks on and murders of migrants in the past years have not really managed to do so already).

of course, where there is action, there is street art and graffiti. So here is a glimpse at some slogans and artworks related to the recent events. big thanks to the amazing photographers who have contributed their work: wassilis aswestopoulostsakalidis konstantinos, stefanos sofologis, and digby fullam. some intriguing photosets documenting the protests can be found here.

memorial at the place of the murder of pavlos fyssas in piraeus. photo: wassilis aswestopoulos / http://ouden-sxolion.com/

memorial at the place of the murder of pavlos fyssas in piraeus “rip killah p / revenge”
photo: wassilis aswestopoulos – http://ouden-sxolion.com/

graffiti on a statue of eleftherios venizelos in thessaloniki. photo: tsakalidis konstantinos / http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

graffiti on a statue of eleftherios venizelos in thessaloniki.
photo: tsakalidis konstantinos – http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

a bus in a roadblock in keratsini. photo: stefanos sofologis - http://www.sofologis.com/

a bus in a roadblock in keratsini.
photo: stefanos sofologis – http://www.sofologis.com/

"the fascists are murdering, crush them" thessaloniki. photo: tsakalidis konstantinos - http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

“the fascists are murdering, crush them” thessaloniki.
photo: tsakalidis konstantinos – http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

"pavlos lives" graffiti on a world war II memorial in nikaia.

“pavlos lives” graffiti on a world war II memorial in nikaia
photo: wassilis aswestopoulos – http://ouden-sxolion.com/

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“greek demoncracy – welcome to greece”
photo: wassilis aswestopoulos – http://ouden-sxolion.com/

"action instead of tears" graffiti in piraeus

“action instead of tears” graffiti in piraeus
photo: wassilis aswestopoulos – http://ouden-sxolion.com/

protest scenes from thessaloniki. photo: tsakalidis konstantinos - http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

protest scenes from thessaloniki.
photo: tsakalidis konstantinos – http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

"crush the fascists" thessaloniki

“crush the fascists” thessaloniki
photo: tsakalidis konstantinos – http://konstantinostsakalidis.viewbook.com/

solidarity mural in madrid - via https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Killahp/478803548893766

solidarity mural in madrid – via https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Killahp/478803548893766

"fire in the house of golden dawn"

“fire in the house of golden dawn” – photo taken in rhethymno, crete in june 2013
photo: digby fullam – http://digbyfullam.wordpress.com/