The student movement once again proved, with its massive and militant presence in the streets of Athens, that it's alive and continues to build a huge barricade against the restructuring of education and labor.
Today, Thursday March the 3rd 2007, while the Parliament was voting the new law for the functioning of the universities, the movement proved that it won't fall back and will continue to demand the immediate withdrawal of the law!
The state gave an immediate answer: savage violence and a massive crackdown with wide use of tear gas and chemicals. The result was arrested and injured students by the tens. Our struggle won't stop here. Continuing in the direction of intensifying our struggle and against the crackdown we all witnessed today, all of us (university and highschool students, working people, unemployed and others) chose to occupy the Administration Building of the University in downtown Athens and convert it to a struggle and counter-information center.
We call upon the whole of society, the students, the working people, those working with time-limited contracts, the unemployed and all the struggling people to stand by our side and support our demands and to condemn the state's brutality that takes aim at everyone that reacts... each and every one of us!
*The immediate release from custody of our fellow protestors and the drop of all charges against them! The immediate release of the German student Timo Behrendt who was arrested on February the 20th at Thessaloniki and is held at Komotini prison!
*The immediate withdrawal of the law for the universities!
*A general strike immediately!
*To a protest gathering at the Evelpidon courthouse on Friday March 9th 9:00 a.m.!
*To a protest gathering at the Administraion Building on Friday March 9th 18:00 p.m. followed by a march!
The government's terrorism won't stop us!