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“Robins of DEH” – Activists Reconnect Electricity to the Poor

After the movement “I Don’t Pay” a new movement appeared this time in Veria in Northern Greece and it carries the name “Connect Electricity”! It is a civic movement consisting  by ‘anonymous’ citizens who reconnect the electricity to needy households that had their electricity cut due to unpaid bills. The reconnection is done without the knowledge of the DEH-subscribers who suddenly see the “light” in their impoverished misery. Benefited from the solidarity actions are unemployed, pensioners and single parents.

Speaking to private SKAI TV, on conditions of anonymity, the movement members said they’ve started their actions a couple of days ago out of solidarity with the long term jobless, the low-pensioners and the poor.

What they do is they reconnect the electricity and cover the electricity provider box in such a way that cannot be easily reopened and DEH employees cut it again.  The orange-coloured cover reads : “Citizens of Veria – Social Solidarity – We Connect Electricity”.

The activists told Skai TV that the state electricity company DEH demands payments from the poor and threatens to cut electricity if they don;t pay the emergency property tax instead of collecting due payments by the big companies, like the public administration. The State institutions owe DEH 134 million euro!

Their slogan is “Today, the citizen enjoys the tranquility of order and security, and we the citizens of Veria decided to break the laws. We reconnect the electricity!”.

The local community calls the activists the “Robin Hoods of Electricity”!

PS In the nearby area is the biggest electricity producing facility of DEH in Greece.

source: Newsportal news247.gr

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One comment

  1. Sounds great: DEH = Public Property = State Institution. So the State owes 134 million euro to the State. And we who pay the taxes will, like always, foot the bill.
    Am I right or am I wrong?
    🙂
    You may ask yourself, “What is that beautiful house?”
    You may ask yourself, “Where does that highway lead to?”
    You may ask yourself, “Am I right, am I wrong?”
    You may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”
    (…)
    Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-io-kZKl_BI