Greek police started a new operation on Wednesday noon to empty the Skaramangas building from squatters. The operation started at 3:15 p.m. in Patision/Skaramanga street, opposite the National Archaeological Museum and the Polytechnic School.
According to Greek media, some of hundreds of anti-authoritarians have set barricades on Stournari street.
The so-called “Skaramanga” building used to be the family house of famous soprano Maria Callas. It has been occupied by anti-authoritarians since quite some time.
The police operation at noon follows another in the morning at the squat Villa Amalia.
PS No, I didn’t hear such a rumor, that the state would refurbish these neo-classic buildings to host the Athens homeless and families in need.
It does seem rather innapropriate to repossess these properties on behalf of the property owning classes (who clearly have other roofs or sarcophogi over their heads) in a time of crisis – unless of course as you suggest the state plans to use these properties for poor, needy and unemployed Athenians. But, it was always thus the rich look after the rich and leave it to God to look after the rest! 😉 !!!!!!!
I dare say that such buildings are inherit to organisations or the state.