The Direct Action Cells Claim Latest String of Incendiary Attacks in Athens, Greece
(Outside of the Goethe Institute following a gas canister bomb attack in Thessaloniki, May ’21)
On July 11th, a new network of anarchist urban guerrillas, the Direct Action Cells (DAC), put out another batch claim of non-lethal attacks across mainland Greece—their seventh total communication since announcing their formation in February 2021. The attacks included in this most recent claim targeted the home of an active Brigadier General of the Hellenic Police, two vans belonging to a popular courier company, ACS, and a vehicle belonging to telecommunications company, INTRACOM, all within the greater Athens area. The DAC’s preferred methods of attack have so far consisted of using either Molotov cocktails, or improvised incendiary/improvised explosive devices (IID/IED) fashioned from butane gas canisters to target property such as private or company vehicles, or especially where IID/IED are used, to detonate them outside the entrances of buildings housing various private and state institutions.
The DAC’s most recent string of attacks were claimed by the “Mauricio Morales Cells”—a Chilean anarchist, who died in 2009 while transporting a bomb on his back, which he intended to install outside of the Gendarmerie School in the center of Santiago. Previous DAC attacks have been claimed by cells paying homage to fellow fallen anarchist comrades, such as the “Mikhail Zhlobitsky Cell”.
From the July 11th claim:
To organize, to fight, to fight to the end…
We wholeheartedly send our solidarity to the anarchist and subversive comrades in the Chilean prisons, and to the anarchist comrade Natascia Savio in the Italian prisons where she is on hunger strike.
A fiery signal of international solidarity to the anarchist comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar, to Gabriel Pombo da Silva, to all the incarcerated comrades in Italian prisons, to the prisoners of war everywhere.
Strength and unconditional solidarity with the political prisoners of the Greek prisons.
We salute Operation "Order against Order", a call for a month of immediate action by the fighting and allied formations of the Class Solidarity Front and the Organization of Anarchist Action to intensify class self-defense with aggressive forms of aggression.
Fighting and eternal memory for Mauricio Morales, Sebastian Oversluij, Lambros Fountas, Mikhail Zhlobitsky, for all the comrades who fell in battle, but in fact step together at every step.
Direct Action Cells
Cells “Mauricio Morales”
The DAC’s last batch claim in June, which claimed three similar attacks all against offices of state institutions, was in solidarity with accused member of the Greek anarchist urban guerrilla group, the Organization for Revolutionary Self-Defense, Vangelis Stathopoulos.