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Forum Post: Protest in Athens Greece 2011-02-23 General strike - Which side are you on?

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA
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"This is my view of the protest march downtown Athens during the general strike of February 23rd. It is a sequence of pictures and small videos in the exact order they were recorded in my camera from 12:00 to 14:30pm, so you figure out what happened. I read the BBC news reporting 30.000 people protesting. That's a laugh! Most probably somewhere between 100.000 and 200.000 thousand... Workers, civil servants, retired, unemployed, teachers, professors, students, everybody was there, and most of the rest wish they were. The march was interrupted many times by provoked clash between the usual hot blooded company and the police, who grabbed the opportunity to make excessive use of tear gas, just to make sure the Syntagma (Constitution) square in front of the Parliament would remain empty for the cameras. However, there were so many people coming into the square that it kept filling up again and again. The Union of journalists, sold out to the government, went on strike just the same day of the general strike in Greece, so you 'll see no news reports on this one, as usual. "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6NB3lTO8A&feature=fvst

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[-] 1 points by dthompson (79) from New York, NY 8 years ago

Where exactly do we stand on Greece from a policy perspective? Are we marching to leave the Euro?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

marching for economic justice

"Greece is undergoing "low format" these days, under the iron fist of the EU and the IMF, with the aid of their employees, the socialist (!) government. They are rapidly creating a society in which not only poverty prevails, but also increasingly uneducated and hopeless people are being transformed into cattle. We have to start building our society and country all over again from zero, and we will, no matter how long and how hard this will be."

[-] 1 points by dthompson (79) from New York, NY 8 years ago

So we are for leaving the Euro then? And I thought we liked socialists, do we not?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

go find out for me

[-] 1 points by dthompson (79) from New York, NY 8 years ago

I will but want to make sure I understand which group I should be marching with and what I should pack. I have black hoodies and red hoodies but probably can't fit both in my carry-on. If we are building our society and country over again from zero, are we also eliminating the monetary system? I saw another gentleman advocating this on the forum earlier and wasn't sure how high this is on the agenda or if this was a short or medium-term goal. Don't want to be left with a bunch of worthless travelers checks if these are no longer going to be the means of exchange.

[-] 1 points by dthompson (79) from New York, NY 8 years ago

So we should be like Greece?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

we should be with Greece