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ex-minister bloodied by protesters...
12-15-2010, 07:15 PM,
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ex-minister bloodied by protesters...
Quote:Greek protesters clashed with police and set fire to cars and a hotel in central Athens on Wednesday as tens of thousands marched against austerity measures aimed at pulling the country out of a debt crisis.

Riot police responded with dozens of rounds of teargas in clashes that lasted more than an hour in the biggest and most violent march since three people died in protests in May. Police chased hooded youths who threw sticks and stones.

Hours earlier, parliament approved reforms and spending cuts that are a condition of a 110-billion-euro ($150-billion) EU/IMF bailout granted in May in exchange for austerity measures.

Striking public and private sector workers grounded flights, shut down schools and paralysed public transport and about 50,000 marched through the capital. Some shouted: "Revolt! Overturn government measures!"

As the march reached parliament, about 200 leftists attacked former conservative minister Kostis Hatzidakis with their fists, stones and sticks, shouting: "Thieves! Shame on you!"

His face was covered in blood as he took shelter in a building, Reuters witnesses said. Police said nine people were arrested and another 11 temporarily detained, while three were injured.

Three cars on Syntagma Square were in flames, while one luxury hotel balcony was on fire after petrol bombs were thrown. Smoke and teargas covered the square and bystanders scrambled frantically to safety.

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12-16-2010, 12:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-16-2010, 12:44 PM by triplesix.)
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RE: ex-minister bloodied by protesters...
The comments on that youtube video are laughable.

People expect the Greek people to reduce their nation to rubble, burning their "marble buildings" and "reducing the country to Haiti while the world watches."

Somehow I think the birthplace of reason will produce better results than that. And now that we're on the subject of Haiti, let's all just discuss where the modern nation of Haiti comes from, why don't we.

Ignorance all around.

Great video though.
&We grow to recognize form. We grow to label that form. In doing so, do we become more intelligent? Do we become more awakened?& - Siji Tzu 四季子
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