Jan. 31, 2011 Occupied London
The four comrades, including UK anarchist Simon Chapman, have been found
not guilty for all (except one minor charge) in Greek court of the charges
going back to the EU Summit protests and riots in Thessaloniki in 2003.
All four of the defendants are free. All the initial charges were dropped
apart from “distinguished defiance of authority” which was then reduced to
“minor defiance of authority”. This is a misdemeanour, carrying a 6-month
suspended sentence, but none of them will be imprisoned unless of course
someone is charged again during these six months. This was the best the
juries could ever do, since they had to be charged of something, in order
to “justify” the six months they had spent in prison back in 2003.