Kolkata, India: Antifa Anarchist Action in Solidarity with Bulgarian Prisoner Resistance

 

Received on 26.02.18:

In response to the call for solidarity initiatives in support of hunger striking prisoners in Bulgaria, a group of anarchist travelers based in India, undertook a minimum solidarity action on 19 February, 2018. A banner written in Cyrillic and English was hung at  Visa House, Alipore Road, the sprawling complex housing the Bulgarian consulate in Kolkata.

The banner, made from material acquired from an overpriced capitalist venue, read:

SOLIDARITY WITH BULGARIAN PRISONER RESISTANCE! 
SOFIA CENTRAL PRISON HEAD SCREW PETER KRESTEV, THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU!!!
                              FIRE TO PRISONS!!!

However, security at the embassy was  tight, protected by the notorious multinational “security” company G4S. Within minutes of hanging  the banner, several G4S goons appeared to demand its removal. A standoff ensued but the thuggish collaborators were successful in removing  it, solely due to their overwhelming numbers.

We send our greetings and rage to the rebel prisoners in Sofia and elsewhere, wanting it known by all, be they ally or foe, that until all are free from the clutches of  the states prison/industrial complex, and the total erasure of its toxic culture of punishment achieved, the struggle will continue. Only then, with the razing of every prison and blazing of every concentration camp –  with the screws trapped inside, of course – will we stop to warm our hands by the fire!

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