The following is a report from Oktobar, in Belgrade. LeftEast stands in solidarity with our friends in Belgrade against this fascist attack and wishes those harmed a speedy recovery.
Last night, on March 31st 2016, neo-Nazis attacked the Social Center Oktobar.
Seven men with sticks barged into the Oktobar Center, at a time when four members of our collective were there. One person of our collective has had his nose broken and his hand wounded during the attack, while another member has had his hand broken. Several windows were smashed, our inventory was damaged, glasses and bottles were broken to pieces.
Social centre Oktobar is a place dedicated to and established on the principles of equality, freedom and solidarity. Oktobar has always been a place in which all who understand such principles are welcome. It’s a place in which the Nazis and the Fascists are not welcome and will never be. It is precisely for this reason that Oktobar has been attacked.
We thank all those who have responded and supported us and all those who have shown solidarity.
We invite you, more than ever, to be a part of Oktobar. We will continue in the same direction!
Belgrade, 1 April 2016.