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Berlin: Students Verbally Attack Ex PM Papandreou (video)

The prime minister who took Greece to IMF had an unpleasant surprise in Berlin. While he was enjoying dinner in a restaurant in Berlin, a group of Greek students stormed in and started to verbally attack him.

“Shame on you!”, “You ridiculed the country!”, “You eat with people’s money!”, “Go, eat and drink, we’ve paid!” the angry students shouted at Papandreou.

Video

Αποδοκιμασίες κατά Παπανδρέου σε εστιατόριο του… από allthewebnews

The confrontation between Papandreou and students was accidental. the students were visiting a bar next to the restaurant, when one of them saw the ex PM sitting in the restaurant and called on his friends to protest.

According to Best.gr (via Proto Thema) two of the students were from patras and one of them shot the video spreading it across the internet.

The incident was confirmed by Papandreou’s aides in Athens. Private Skai TV reported that Papandreou’s aides claimed that he  had invited the students to sit down and talk with him and that the public applauded him when the incident was over.

No, nobody claimed that the non-Greek speaking German restaurant visitors who applauded Papandreou also asked for an autograph …

Papandreou was elected as MP at June 2012 elections, but he is currently either teaching in Harvard university, or giving a lecture somewhere else in the world.

Why on earth Greeks keep paying him his MP-salary and benefits when he is hardly in the country, is one of the many wonders of this blessed country called Greece.

PS for those insisting to know everything: The restaurant was offering Thai kitchen.

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3 comments

  1. KTG, the phrase is “Thai Cuisine”, not “Thai Kitchen”…. But we love you anyways even when you make cute little mistakes.

    Now, this is quite remarkable. Because I’ve often thought that Greek politicians although they may not feel comfortable eating in public in Greece, they could just go away to other capitals for the weekend and enjoy some peace and quiet. Boy, was I wrong..

    It’s funny how in Greece, Papandreou is a villain, but in most other countries (USA, etc), they seem to think he was the best chance Greece had for getting on track as he had started all the necessary austerity measures and if left in power, he could have had the measures completed by now. At least that’s what other western media reports and why Greek media is different?

  2. I was seeing there was something wrong with this but was unable to figure out what lol – part of my charm, I hope 🙂

    I assume USA etc have respect of former PMs contrary to the Greeks who live inside a system that has totally degraded politics and politicians. He was two years in power and what he did except raising taxes? did he manage to combat tax evasion, nepotism, clientelism and the other bad Greek habits? No, he didin’t. but he promoted his own people as well – if you’re part of the system, you can run long marathons but you can never change it.

  3. Ok, well, I won’t argue as I’m not an expert, but I wonder why the disconnect between what the US and Europe think of Papandreou (good) and the Greek public (bad). Is it that simple, that the Greek people don’t want austerity, because isn’t Samaras doing the same thing now. Will the Greek people be angry at him in the future too? If so, then I can understand the logic a bit more, and won’t think Papandreou is being singled out.