More than 15,000 tractors on the country’s highways, some 50 blockades of customs points and highway toll spots: Greece’s farmers are furious about the upcoming Pension Reform and their hikes in social security contributions as well as what they claim their planned overtaxation. They throw eggs and burn SYRIZA flags, they hinder ministers and government lawmakers from holding speech. They demand a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and “dialogue to start at zero basis.”
In their struggle to express their opposition, some farmers went so far to compare the Prime Minister with the barbaric jihadists of Islamic State who behead their prisoners.
The “Greek jihadists” wear masks with the face of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and alternate Minister for Agricultural development & food, Vaggelis Apostolou.They hold guns and big knives. The Greek farmers, “the victim of this government” wear orange uniforms… The crowd cheers.
Video: farmers’ blockade on the Antirio-Ioannina highway, Kefalovriso Aitoloakarnanias, Western Greece.
The video on YouTube has title “Event“!…embedded by Embedded Video
When the track arrives, some protesters shout “on the knees! on the knees!”. The crowd applauds when the ‘farmers’ lay on the ground pretending to be dead.
This must be the sludge at the bottom of the barrel.
Are these people …Greeks?
PS such an “event”, such a reconstruction – even though symbolical – is a sheer shame to the memory of the victims of the jihadists’ horror. But culture, values and humanity seems to have apparently died in Greece.