Greece: Day 3 of the December Revolt in 2008
(Location Syntagma Sq.,Greek Parliament)
Footage that has never been shown before. The video has been shot in the afternoon of December 8, 2008, outside the greek Parliament in Athens where during a protest by thousands of school kids, police attacked and made arrests all throughout the day. During that day, that was the first school day after the murder, schools all over Greece were squatted in order to protest, against the murder of a kid their age by the police for no reason.
During those first days, we did not realize that we were part of something bigger, something that from a reflex riot against the murder of 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos on the night of December 6, 2008 by a policeman, would turn into a wildfire of riots that quickly spread across the country and shook Greece for more than a month, inspired solidarity actions all over the globe and influenced the resistance movements around the world in the years that followed.
It has to be noted, that there are very few videos from the first days of the December Revolt shot by activists, simply because everyone was taking part in direct actions without caring to document it.