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Twelve arrested after police clear squats in central Athens

Featured Twelve arrested after police clear squats in central Athens

Twelve people were arrested on Monday afternoon after police stormed three squats in Exarcheia and Koukaki, detaining several individuals. 


All the arrests concerned the people who were squatting a building on Matrozou street, in Koukaki.

The order to clear the buildings was given by a prosecutor, after the owners pressed charges against the squatters. The building on Matrozou Street belongs to "Evangelismos" hospital, the one on Zaimi Street to the Journalists Union of Athens (ESIEA) and the third on Kallidromiou Street is privately owned.  

It must be noted that athough squatters were evicted from similar squats in the past, they quickly re-established their presence on the premises, requiring further lengthy procedures for their re-evictions.