I fear. I fear because you have no idea how angry we are and our anger has no outlet when police forces attack you as you reverently place a flower on the grass where the body of the 77-year-old pensioner who took his own life lay yesterday in Syntagma Square, just meters away from Greek Parliament.
His death was not the first. There have been many more these past two years, but the media always played these cases down with a peremptory «mentally imbalanced» name tag on each victim’s toe — if they happened to mention the incident at all, that is. Yesterday they couldn’t hide it. It was early in the morning and there were many passers-by; it was outside the parliamentary building; it was in the center of Syntagma, the square all eyes have turned to ever since this maelstrom started three years ago, where all protesters have gathered and been clubbed by batons every single time because they want to exercise their democratic right to voice their feelings.
The late victim’s name was Dimitris Christoulas. He was a pharmacist. People who knew him said the Συνέχεια
A riot police officer runs after a protestor near the Finance Ministry during clashes in Athens, Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011. AP
Yesterday’s scene in front of Parliament sums it all up. The old clashes with the new as the country is in flames.
Βόμβες μολότοφ, πετροπόλεμος, χρήση χημικών και χειροβομβίδων κρότου λάμψης κατάφεραν για άλλη μια φορά να αμαυρώσουν την ογκώδη διαδήλωση δεκάδων χιλιάδων εργαζομένων του δημόσιου και ιδιωτικού τομέα που βγήκαν σήμερα στους δρόμους της πρωτεύουσας στα διεθνή μέσα ενημέρωσης. Συνέχεια
Live Streaming ΑΠΟ ΣΥΝΤΑΓΜΑ 19/10/2011
Live streaming from Syntagma Square in Athens Συνέχεια
European democracy is dead. It was executed in plain daylight on June 29, by a lone hitman thought to be in service of the European financial mafia. Συνέχεια