Dekemvris 2008 Athina ke allou

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Dekemvris 2008 Athina ke allou

December 2008, Athens and Elsewhere

anonym
GR, 2009
49min, OmeU

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Dekemvris 2008 Athina ke allou

anonym
GR, 2009
, 49min, OmeU

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DCP

Thousands of protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at police yesterday, as Greek police reportedly began to run out of teargas after a week of riots that have seen the streets of major cities turned into virtual war zones. Police sources say they have used more than 4,600 teargas capsules in the past week and have contacted Israel and Germany for fresh stocks. The prime minister, Costas Karamanlis, yesterday vowed to keep citizens safe, but students angry at the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the police again attacked officers outside parliament. The teenagers and twenty-somethings who have come close to toppling the Greek government are not the marginalized: this is no replay of the riots that convulsed Paris in 2005. Many are sons and daughters of the middle classes, shocked at the killing of one of their own, disgusted with the government's incompetence and corruption, enraged by the broken promises of the education system, scared at the prospect of having to work still harder than their exhausted parents. (“The Guardian”, December 13, 2008)

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