Prague, Czech Rebublic:
Police repressions, anarchists are charged with preparation of terrorist acts
“No repression can stop a longing for freedom!”
With ‘Operation Fenix’ came the biggest wave of police repressions against the anarchist and radical left movement in the recent czech history.
Taking people early in the morning hours, accusations of preparation of terrorist acts and confiscation of a server, which held several activists’ sites, all came with ‘Operation Fenix’ which started on Tuesday, 28th of April. Anti-extremist police is actively trying to frighten the anarchist and anti-authoritarian left scene and collecting information in a fishing expedition.
This is our distress call for international solidarity. Police put out an informational embargo on the operation, although some details have leaked to the media.
Today, on Thursday, the 7th of May, there are still three people in police custody. Three more have been charged with planning terrorist acts and other serious crimes.
Police tactics will not be successful. We will not let ourselves get frightened, we will continue with our political practice.
If you wish to help us, we will gladly accept any political or financial solidarity.
How to help?
In situations where the entire anarchist/radical left scene is facing systematic repressions on many frontiers, any help with softening the blows is more than welcome. We do not want to organize a centralized solidarity campaign, we know from experience in other countries, that the most successful campaigns were decentralized, creative and diverse. We hope to build a campaign transcending borders and coming from all directions.
Here are some suggestions, but of course, there is a myriad of possibilities and creativity is welcome and encouraged.
Information and the press:
Spread information about operation Fenix, share articles with new information on your social media accounts, inform about the situation on your blog… We ask you to use #antifenix as a way to unite the campaign.
We hope to use a diverse spectrum of political pressure put on the Czech government to stop the persecution of the anarchist/radical left scene and push to release all political prisoners. We plan to organize a day of solidarity demos for the arrested in operation Fenix. More info coming soon.
Lawyers and law aid are a big expense, we are grateful for any beneficial event you may organize or any other financial support.
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