Even before the disastrous night of September 17 the month had witnessed 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 declarations of solidarity from all 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. Many thanks to the amazing photographers who have contributed their work: Wassilis Aswestopoulos, Tsakalidis Konstantinos, Stefanos Sofologis, and Digby Fullam. Some intriguing photosets documenting the protests can be found here.