Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Greek Protesters Set U.S. Embassy on Fire At Protest for George Floyd

Solidarity protests against the murder of George Floyd spread to Athens where protesters demonstrated and threw Molotov Cocktails at the U.S. embassy.

Otto Fors

June 4, 2020
Facebook Twitter Share
Image by freenews.live

Global demonstrations against police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers have spread to Greece. On Wednesday, thousands marched from Syntagma Square, a central square in downtown Athens, to the U.S. embassy in solidarity with U.S. protesters. Shortly after the rally, protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the embassy, setting a fire to the area right outside the embassy. 

According to the Greek City Times, the march was organized by student, leftist groups, and several anarchist collectives. Photos from the event shows protesters holding placards and banners with slogans like, “No breathing space to the system creating crises, wars and racism,” “It’s Trump, it was Obama, but always above all it’s capitalism,” and “Capitalism Suffocates Us,” with some signs displaying George Floyd’s face and Black Lives Matter imagery. Outside the U.S. embassy, protesters held up letters to form the words, “Capitalism Means I Can’t Breathe.”

At the end of the demonstration, demonstrators ran towards the heavily guarded and cordoned-off U.S. embassy holding flaming Molotov cocktails. The protesters threw them at the ground in front of the barricades while being chased by the police who responded with tear gas. The police ultimately detained twelve protesters and arrested five.

Greece is one of the many countries to show solidarity with U.S. protesters in their fight against racism and police brutality. These global protests highlight that our collective struggles against racism and capitalism are all connected.

Facebook Twitter Share

Otto Fors

Otto is a college professor in the New York area.


The French Union Bureaucracy Walks Back Demand for Complete Withdrawal of Pension Reform

After calling to put the pension reform “on hold,” the Inter-Union has requested “mediation,” even though the French government has rejected outright the proposal, showing that compromise is impossible. This proposition symbolizes the Inter-Union’s strategy of defeat. We urgently need to organize the rank and file to broaden our demands and generalize the strike.

Damien Bernard

March 30, 2023
A group of protesters, in the front of whom are a line of protesters wearing red vests. In the front right corner, a white sign reds "vive la retraite," with a skeleton wearing a red hat in the middle of the sign on a black background with a text bubble on its left that reads, "oiv a bosse, c'est pas pour en crever!"

“French March”: The Right to Revolutionary Optimism

Evoking memories of '68, the students enter the fight against Macron. In our chaotic world, the future can only be built in the streets.

Eduardo Castilla

March 26, 2023

On Monday, Germany Will Experience a “Mega-Strike”

On March 27, German railway workers and public sector employees will shut down the whole country. All trains are being canceled. Airports, freeways, hospitals, and daycare centers will all be affected.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 25, 2023

France: On the Frontlines of the War Against Austerity

The French masses have raised the banner of class struggle in what is becoming the first major battle against austerity after the pandemic. Working people across the world should pay attention.

James Dennis Hoff

March 25, 2023


At Least 39 Migrants Die in Fire at Detention Center in Mexico. The State Is Responsible.

The events of March 27 marked one of the darkest chapters in the Mexican State’s anti-immigrant policy, a policy that is increasingly subordinated to the interests of U.S. imperialism.

“Lesser Evil” Biden Wants More Border Patrol Than MAGA Republicans

Over the weekend, Biden bragged about his support for even more resources than “MAGA Republicans.” to “secure the border” on Twitter. This is “lesser evilism” in action.

Molly Rosenzweig

March 28, 2023
Customers clear shelves of water Sunday at Fresh Grocer in West Philadelphia.

A Chemical Plant Just Poisoned Philadelphia’s Water: A First-Hand Account of the Crisis

A company dumped thousands of gallons of poisonous chemicals into Philadelphia’s drinking water. This is an on-the-ground account by a Philadelphia worker and socialist.

Jason Koslowski

March 27, 2023

Joe Biden Is Deporting Russians Who Escaped Putin’s Draft — Let Them All In!

The United States is deporting Russians who sought asylum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a heinous attack against war resisters and shows that the proxy war in Ukraine is about capitalist rivalry first and foremost.

Sam Carliner

March 26, 2023