Claim of Responsibility for Armed Attack Against Police in Exarchia

Published September 27, 2019

Claim of Responsibility for Armed Attack Against Police in Exarchia

This morning, September 27th, an armed attack was launched in Exarchia against a military checkpoint.

Five shots rang out in the early morning attack. It is not clear if there are any police casualties.

The guerrilla group, the “Revolutionary Anarchist Armed Strugglers,” (GANA) released a statement claiming responsibility for the action.

“This is a warning for those who militarized and occupied our neighborhood, since an army is now in our neighborhood, so the answer also should be an armed response; what we are doing is return the violence that we have already received. The real terrorists are states, not us as a resistance movement.

Unfortunately, a part of our movement is adopting the resistance through peaceful means exclusively, which is unacceptable, because in our opinion a pacifist resistance movement is a dead resistance movement, so we think the violence and especially armed violence is necessary against all these attacks that we heve received from the state.”

As the conflict rages on, further attacks against state forces should continue.