With hundreds of signatures from all over, representatives of trade unions and mass organizations, lawyers, journalists, parliamentarians, elected representatives condemn the ban on demonstrations, in view of its anniversary Polytechnic and ask withdrawal of the government decision. A delegation, which will deliver the resolution to the President of the Republic and the Government, has given “Appointment” at the entrance of the Parliament at 10:00 on Monday morning.
The petitioners condemn “the authoritarian decision of the government for the ban on the celebration of November 17 and they call it, even now, to withdraw it “. They underline that it is a decision”deeply undemocratic but also unconstitutional, as the Union of Judges and Prosecutors underlines, as it violates the core of the constitutional right of assembly (Article 11), by imposing a total and unauthorized suspension of freedom of assembly “.
Their delegation on Monday 16 November 2020 will proceed to protest and delivery of the following resolution to the President of the Republic and the Government. Meeting at the entrance of the Parliament, at 10:00.
“We condemn the government’s authoritarian decision to ban the celebration of November 17. The decision of the head of the Hellenic police, which prohibits public meetings of more than three people across the country and for four days, under the threat of high fines, brings us This is a deeply undemocratic and unconstitutional decision, as the Union of Judges and Prosecutors underlines, as it violates the core of the constitutional right of assembly (Article 11), by imposing a total and unauthorized suspension of the freedom of reunion and not just a certain local restriction. However, such a general prohibition is imposed only under conditions of a state of siege (Article 48 of the Constitution) and under strictly limited and limited conditions. It can in no case be justified on grounds of protection After all, the leaders of the workers’ and people’s movement have shown in practice that they are mobilizing by adopting all necessary protective measures. Nor is it covered by the reactionary law on demonstrations, which explicitly excludes the announcement, ban or limitation of May Day and November 17 demonstrations. Democratic rights and popular freedoms are the conquest of the workers’ and people’s movement. The government has a huge responsibility for this development. “Even now, he has to withdraw the unacceptable decision.”
See here all the signatures on the joint protest text
Conciliation between leftist parties
Its parliamentary groups SYRIZA and its DAY25 signed the text proposed by his KO KKE versus ban on events.
The consultation took place in telephone communications that Dimitris Koutsoumbas with Alexis Tsipras is Yanis Varoufakis.
For example CNN Greece wrote This text will also be addressed to representatives of social organizations and will be delivered to the President of the Republic.
Note that the Fofi Gennimata refused to co-sign, which prompted a strong reaction from Dimitris Koutsoumbas.
This is the first time the three sides have co-signed an appeal.
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