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Rioters Greet Clinton
Greek anarchists do it again!
Athens, 20 Nov. Almost at the same moment as Clinton arriving at the almost completely evicted Athens' airport, for his delayed 12 hour visit, hundreds of anarchists rioted through the centre of town for hours while the riot cops gassed leftist demonstrators. Clinton’s visit was bound to result in this. It was set originally for November 17, traditionally a day of protest in commemoration of the 1974 Polytechnic Uprising against the US backed military junta. On top of this the US backed bombing of Serbia has made Clinton even more of a hate figure in Greece than Bush. Bush visited a few months after the Gulf War - to a similar welcome.
Violence erupted despite the commitment of the KKE [Communist Party] to ensure that anarchists were not able to act. The KKE leadership have a record of attacking anarchists, arresting or grassing them. This time they were themselves gassed by the cops as they tried to demonstrate. These arseholes even went so far as to accuse the anarchists of being “"provocateurs in service of the government", intending to discredit communism and anti-Americanism”.