Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Czech Republic: SRB torch cop car in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Alešem Kočím
SRB (Network of Revolutionary Cells) Communique: Police car torched in solidarity with Alešem Kočím
On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, a police car was set on fire in Prague. It occurred on the outskirts of the park near the Srašnická metro station. As part of the ongoing struggle an SRB cell attacked the police car to send a fiery greeting to Alešem Kočím. For his anarchist beliefs in class warfare, Alešem fell into the hands of the state. On the 28th April, 2015 he was detained by the police during 'Operation Fenix' and was subsequently charged with possession of illegal weapons. He now sits in custody as a prisoner of the state.
The state and it's institutions have a huge arsenal of weapons and have created a monopoly on their use. They constantly use them in order to keep the capitalist construct in motion - the network of exploitative and oppressive relations. Anarchists do not accept the state's monopoly on weapons. Anarchist praxis confronts the values the defend and reproduce state violence. State violence against anarchists builds insurgent violence.
Alešem Kočím is an anarchist who disrupted the state's monopoly on the use of weapons by being armed. SRB supports such a stance. While Alešem is in the hands of the enemy this limits his potential for future struggle but we do not intend to accept this situation. Incendiary words, fire, weapons and explosives - it's all part of our struggle. Revolutionary struggle against the violence perpetrated by the state to preserve the misery of capitalism. So far we have only used fire to ignite cars. Next time however will not be the same.
Fire Greeting Cell - Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB)