Republishing the video and statement of Drag Sabbat in solidarity: “On September 21st of 2018, Zackie Oh! or else, Zak Kostopoulos, was murdered by supposedly “peaceful” fascists and cops. Zackie was murdered on Gladstonos street in the Omonoia area of Athens (Greece), in the center of the city, before the eyes of many viewers and passers-by. Most of them, videotaped the murder without trying to stop it.
Zackie was firstly lynched by her murderers. Afterwards, she was lynched by the mass media. “Faggot”, “HIV Positive”, “Junkie”, “Thief”, were some of what was written about her. They tried to cover up the murder by targeting her.
To us, Zackie Oh! was a colleague, a co-fighter, an activist, a proud slut, openly HIV positive and non-binary. Some of us worked on the same stage with her, while some of us were inspired by her.
Two years later we still fight for justice. The murderers of Zackie are still free. We won’t settle down. We are still here. And we will stay here. We fight for justice. Until all of us are free. Until we can live with pride, equality, and peace, not just survive.
September 21st, 2020, Protest dedicated to the 2 years since Zackie Oh! was murdered.
Pre-gathering at 18:00 at Gladstonos & Patision Street. The protest begins at 19:00.
October 21st, 2020. Protest rally at the Athens Court of First Instance (Degleri 4) at 9:00 (am) to attend the trial of our sister’s murderers.
Your normativity smells of blood
We are all Zak”
We are Drag Sabbat, we were created out of the pandemic aftermaths, we are on fire and the first ever movement-centered and artistic drag collective of Greece (we stand by every letter of the word collective). We identify as the progenies of the witches that the Church and the oppressive systems of patriarchy, hetero-cis-normativity, misogyny, femphobia, racism, classism, ableism, anti-science etc didn’t manage to burn. We call our activities / shows / performances as ‘Sabbats’, just like our then persecuted siblings used to call their gatherings.
You can also follow and support them on their social media:
Απαιτούμε δικαιοσύνη για την αδερφή μας Zackie Oh. Απαιτούμε ελευθερία για όλα. #Justice4ZakZackie
Είμαστε η Drag Sabbat, η πρώτη κινηματική και καλλιτεχνική drag συλλογικότητα της Ελλάδας που δημιουργήθηκαμε με αφορμή τους αποκλεισμούς της πανδημίας. Αισθανόμαστε απόγονα των μαγισσών που δεν πρόλαβαν να κάψουν η Εκκλησία και τα καταπιεστικά συστήματα της πατριαρχίας, του μισογυνισμού, της θηλυκοφοβίας, της σις-ετεροκανονικότητας, του ρατσισμού, των ταξικών αποκλεισμών, του μισαναπηρισμού, της αντιεπιστημονικότητας κλπ. Τις δράσεις/shows/performances μας τις ονομάζουμε Sabbats, όπως κι οι τότε συντρόφισσες ονόμαζαν τις μαζώξεις τους.
Μπορείτε να μας ακολουθείτε και να μας στηρίζετε και στα social media μας:
Facebook: @dragsabbatgreece και Instagram: @dragsabbat.