Biggest anti-memorandum protest in Syntagma square


Biggest anti-memorandum protest in Syntagma square


«Thieves – hustlers – bankers,» read one banner as tens of thousands of people packed the main Syntagma square outside parliament to vent their frustration over rising joblessness as austerity bites, blaming the crisis on political corruption and government incompetence.

Turnout was the biggest so far in a series of 12 nightly protest gatherings in the square inspired by Spain’s protest movement. Amidst a sea of splayed hands waved at the parliament building –an offensive Greek hand gesture–, one demonstrator raised a placard reading «Bravo Yemen», whose president underwent Συνέχεια