Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Larissa in solidarity with the Koufontinas hunger strike, marching to the city’s ancient theater and dropping banners demanding the immediate satisfaction of the hunger striker’s request to be returned to the Korydallos prison in Athens.
Greek communists and anarchists in Athens tagged graffiti and dropped banners across the city in solidarity with Aytaç Ünsal, a Turkish lawyer arrested for connections to the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C), a Marxist-Leninist insurgent organization. He was recently released from a 13-year sentence after going on a death fast for 213 days, a week after his colleague Ebru Timtik died after 238 days.
Around 600-700 protesters in Thessaloniki marched in solidarity with the Koufontinas hunger strike, marching from the Statue of Venizelos to the city’s beach, demanding the immediate government satisfaction of the former 17 November member’s request to be transferred back to his old cell in the Korydallos prison.
Thousands of protesters marched on the Presidential Palace through the Alameda, clashing with police who used chemical water cannons which caused scars and burns on several hundred demonstrators. Several dozen protesters were also injured by police, with a few possibly suffering concussions from being slammed against a wall by a water cannon.