Athens: Police surveillance camera deactivated

CCTV painted with brush on a pole
Decommissioning CCTV camera
Athens, 13 February 2008

Yet another police surveillance camera was put out of use today during a large demonstration against pension reform and the rest of the Greek government's neoliberal policies.

One activist climbed on a ladder and painted the camera lens using an extension, while others unscrewed a compartment at its base, cut the wires and filled it with foam that solidified soon thereafter. Leaflets against surveillance and repression by the state were handed out.

The action was undertaken by the Network for Political and Social Rights, a group that earlier this year celebrated 20 years in action.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcaJ8fCqs1E

Network for Political and Social Rights (greek only)
www.diktio.org