Chios ‘riot’, the attack on Cafe Soli and the role of fascists (Golden Dawn)


On April 4th a group of several hundred refugees, most of them Syrian, fled a crowded detention camp on the Greek island of Chios, where violence had broken out between Afghans and Syrians. The following is a report on what happened to them three days later when they were attacked by fascists. This report is from an eye witness – Oscar Webb, a regular contributor to the London Review of Books… Also, below, is a brief report on how the same fascists attacked Cafe Soli, a refugee solidarity centre. While according to another report (in the Guardian) police from Athens apparently saw off the fascists at Chios, the question remains why did local (island) police not prevent the attack on the refugees in the first place?

A. Attack on Cafe Soli

In the early hours of Thursday, 7th of April Soli Cafe, a self-organised house providing food and clothes for…

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