"The Place is Here, The Time is Now" (Mini documentary on Athens Riots of 6 December 2014)

The Place is Here, The Time is Now

Unseen footage from the fierce riot that "exploded" in Athens on December 6, 2014, during a very tense time, when anarchist Nikos Romanos was on the 27th day of his hunger strike and his health in a critical condition, on the 6th anniversary of his friend's murder, Alexis Grigoropoulos, in cold blood by a policeman in the Exarhia area of Athens on December 6, 2008.




During almost 7 hours of fierce riots the riot police managed to enter the square of Exarcheia, only once for less than 10 minutes, since the policemen were driven out by a hale of stones and petrol bombs thrown at them from the roofs of many buildings around the square.

3 other anarchists were also at the same time on hunger strike in solidarity to Nikos Romanos.

Nikos Romanos was demanding to be able to make use of educational leaves to attend university classes, while by studying in prison he has succeeded in the admission exams. Any other prison inmate was entitled to university prison leaves that Romanos was denied, because of his anarchist political beliefs. The greek State also punished him because of his defiant stance in denying to attend an award ceremony, where the greek Minister of Justice, Athanasiou, handed awards to prison inmates that succeeded in the university entrance exams.

Nikos was being held in Athens general hospital "Gennimatas", under a strong custody of the police.

Anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis was also on hunger strike since November 17, 2014, as a form of solidarity to the struggle of Nikos Romanos.

Politis and Mpourzoukos were also on hunger strike since December 1.

"Ο χρόνος είναι τώρα, ο τόπος είναι εδώ"
(Μικρό ντοκιμαντέρ για τις συγκρούσεις της 6ης Δεκέμβρη 2014)