Saturday, February 4, 2023

Greece: Protest against the presence of USS George W. Bush in Piraeus

Thousands of protesters attended a militant rally organized by the local organization of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Saturday in Piraeus, sending a resounding message against the presence of USS “George W. Bush” aircraft carrier in the country's largest port.

With slogans like “neither land nor water to the murderers of the people”, the demonstrators made clear that they won't tolerate the transformation of Greece into a vast US-NATO military base and the country's participation in the warmongering imperialist plans. 
The major speaker was Nikos Abatielos, member of the CC of the KKE and Secretary of the Communist Youth (KNE), while the rally was attended by numerous cadres of the Party including Politburo members Giorgos Marinos, Makis Papadopoulos and Thodoris Chionis, Parliament members Christos Katsotis and Diamanto Manolakou, as well as MEP Kostas Papadakis.

Following the speech at Korai Square, the protesters marched towards Piraeus' central streets reaching Pasalimani, just opposite the place where USS “George W. Bush” has docked.