[Athens]: Correspondence from the trial of our 5 comrades for the May Day demonstration of NoExpo 2015 in Milan

On Friday March 9 in the 9th Evelpidon building, the trial of our 5 comrades took place about the events on May 1 2015 in Milan. Inside and outside the courtroom were a multitude of people showing their solidarity from early on. The 5 comrades were faced with accusations of pronounced damage, resistance against authority and disruption of common peace. From the outset, the emphasis was placed on the disproportion of the categories and penalties in comparison to the Italian Criminal Code, as well as on the unclear and vague “evidence” against the 5 defendants.

In the course of the trial, the accusation for pronounced damages fell, while all 5 were convicted of resistance against authority and disruption of common peace with two and one year of imprisonment respectively, merging in a total of 2.5 years with a three-year parole. With this decision, every new European arrest warrant of the Italian State is blocked at the expense of the 5. The next watershed of the struggle against the European arrest warrants and the persecution of the participants of the NoExpo demonstrations is the trial of our 5 comrades and the 5th co -accused Italian protester, on April 11 in Milan.

THE ONE THAT PLUNDERED AND DESOLATED MILAN WAS EXPO

NOTHING IS OVER, EVERYTHING CONTINUES!

Photo: On the left, ex-director of EXPO and Milan’s current mayor, Giuseppe Sala (accused of the scandal “Piastra”, one of the many scandals in the international exhibition which were concealed for its seamless and smooth conduct) poses ironically with a variation of the well-known and timeless slogan “no justice, no peace”.