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Photos and Update

In Athens, Greece, March to Athens on 2 June 2012 at 10:54

On the Cote d’Azur. All photos by Laurent.

 

Dear people,

I present you a series of pictures from the early stages of the march, between Nice and Rome. They were taken by comrade Lorenzo.

Also, a short update. Four days ago, two of our comrades were arrested while taking pictures of police officers at an anti-fascist demonstration. They were kept in custody for the full three days. Only after two days we found out that they had been arrested.

They will be judged on the twelfth. Their crime was that they carried dried herbs and empty bottles around with them. The herbs are said to be illegal, and the bottles could have theoretically been filled with an inflammable substance to create a Molotov cocktail.

One of the people who got detained is a guy from France, the other is comrade Elisa, a girl from Valencia. She carried her photo camera with her, plus her laptop and harddisk. All of this mysteriously got lost during the arrest. The data on the lost hardware contained photos and films from one year of 15M revolution.

I have encountered Elisa various times this year, in Paris, in Brussels, and here. She was with Occupy La Défense among other initiatives. The material she shot is unique.

So I wonder who should actually be judged here. If it should be our comrades for the dried grass and the empty bottles, or the Athens police for ‘losing’ valuable equipment and priceless historic footage.

*

Before departure in Nice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mimo at the Italian frontier

 

Genoa, Piazza dei Ferrari

 

Tuscany

 

Ollie and Bobo’

 

Communications Commission

 

Christmas tree

 

Siena

 

 

 

Unloading the van

 

Camping in the Christmas stable

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