Greek Urban Guerrilla Group Claims Responsibility For Attack On Far Right TV Station

Published January 9, 2019

Greek Urban Guerrilla Group Claims Responsibility For Attack On Far Right TV Station

The revolutionary urban guerrilla organization Popular Fighters Group (OLA) released a communique claiming full responsibility for the bombing of right wing SKAI TV in Athens, Greece. The bombing caused substantial damage to the building. Two warning calls preceded the blast, enabling the building to be evacuated and ensuring there were no casualties.

The Popular Fighters Group stated in their communique: “From the time of their creation private media businesses have been an incubator for the reproduction of a dominant far right, xenophobic and neo-liberal narrative, and as such are rightly the recipients of social counter-violence.”

They identified this media outlet as helping preserve a “rotting economic and political system,” and promoting a capitalist agenda in the country.

OLA was founded in 2009. Previous actions carried out by the group have included an attack on the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party and on the German ambassador’s residence in 2013, a rocket attack against the Athens headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and a gun attack against the Israeli embassy in Athens in 2014, a blast outside the premises of the Greek business federation in 2015 and, more recently, the bombing of the Court of Appeals, also in Athens, in 2017.