A great victory for Nikos Romanos and the solidarity movement: Nikos ends his hunger strike on day 31, having won a great concession by the government
Today, December 10th, Nikos Romanos ended his hunger strike following the voting into parliament of a law that would allow him, and any other incarcerated student who completes six months of distant learning, to physically attend their higher education classes with an electronic tag – the first time such a system would be introduced in the country.
Nikos issued the following statement:
Following 31 days of a tough and tenacious struggle, I end my hunger strike, having scored an important victory. The amendment voted in Parliament with me its single recipient, had important differences to the initial proclamation of the Minister of Justice, eventually meeting my demands – even if this involves me “wearing an electronic tag”.
The only thing certain is that this victory was an outcome of the political pressure applied for it by the people in struggle and the Combatant Anarchy are indisputably the great moral, political and practical victors. The multiform revolutionary struggle and us, as political prisoners, resurface from this struggle stronger than before.
I raise my fist, sending the warmest regards and my unlimited love to all those comrades who stood by my side.
BY ALL MEANS!
SOLIDARITY TO POLITICAL PRISONERS
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
PS: A detailed text will follow in the days to come.
PS2: I would like to also thank the hospital doctors who refused to bow to the pressure by the attorney regarding my forced feeding, and who supported me to the possible extent.
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Anarchist hunger striker Nicos Romanos enters 24th day of strike as solidarity actions take place all over the world
Last night as the anarchist hunger striker Nicos Romanos started loosing his consciousness and as police implements a ban of protests in the city centre a dozen molotov attacks took place in the city, targets included Vyronas police station, Athens courthouse and bank branches. 6th of December signifies the 6th anniversary of the December revolt when the big annual march takes place.
There is a series of buildings occupied in solidarity to Nicos Romanos and the rest of the Anarchist hunger strikers, including Athens School of Economics, The Building of Workers Union Confederation, Athens Polytechnic, Komotini’s Town Hall.
Last Tuesday a 15,000 people demonstration insolidarity to Nicos Romanos took place in Athens.