Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Greek insurgents bomb bank

GREEK insurgents have carried out a bomb attack on a financial institution in Athens.

Reports After the Greek Riots: "On Monday night, the group conspiracy of cells of fire posted a communique on Athens Indymedia (greek original here) claiming Sunday night’s attack on the national bank and insurance agency on Sygrou Avenue in Athens.

"The explosion was very strong, marking an upgrading in the group’s capacities – as they themselves note in the communique.

"They send 'comradely greetings' to anarchist bank robber and prisoner Yiannis Dimitrakis, to Chilean anarchists Freddy Fuentevilla and Marcelo Villaruel, to Gabriel Pompo da Silva (who went on hunger strike on December 20 in the prison of Aachen, Germany) as well as Ilias Nikolaou, Polykarops Georgiadis (another two anarchist prisoners in Greece) and finally, Charis Chatzimichelakis and Panayiotis Masouras, as well as the third person in pre-trial detention in connection to the conspiracy of cells of fire case, who they name by initials only."

Corporate media have preferred to name the insurance offices as the target of the attack, perhaps to dampen public sympathy, but, as Reuters India reports, National Insurance is a subsidiary of National Bank, the country's biggest lender.