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Mood in Greece plunges from “Bad” to “Worse”. Gap between People and Government Growing

Another tough week has started for Greece after a weekend of  heavy bombardment with EU politicians and aspiring IMF heads, economists and bankers, journalists and institute heads in Cassandras’ dresses predicting  the inevitable, i.e. that international markets have written off  ‘Greece’ and that noble methods like ‘blackmailing’ and ‘threatening’ are been excessively …

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Unprecedented! 100,000 Greeks Protest in Athens, May 29

Impressive! More than 100,000 Greeks gathered in front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square to protest the austerity measures and express their discontent about the politicians. “Indignants” from all ages and social classes without political parties and ideologies joined their voices chanting “Thieves”, “Traitors” and “Shoo!”. In an unprecedented gathering of …

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Athens: Meeting H.M. Legendary Riot Dog, Loukanikos!

There can be no Athens protest without legendary riot dog Loukanikos. There we were standing yesterday, when a modest four-legged creature, with eyes down to earth, unaware about his world-wide fame passed by. With his neon-orange collar to avert ticks and attract humans. He sneaked purposefully by, between jeans and capri trousers, suits …

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Athens: We need a Flower Market here…

How true! The city of Athens needs something nice, to rise above the dirt, the grey, the misery. Something nice like a Flower market. On the occasion of the Athens Flower Market (Kotzia Square, til June 5rd) blogger Athens Ville writes about the necessity of a permanent market to enjoy …

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Athens: Free Breast Cancer Examination, May 23-24

The Greek Society for Mastology organizes a free breast examination for women in Athens. Physicians and psychologists will be there to examine women and assist with psychological support if needed. There will be also the possibility of ultrasound check. The event will take place in Hotel Divani Caravel(behind the Hilton) in Pangrati/Athens on …

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Greek Songmaker: Send Migrants to Remote Islands, Declare Athens in State of Emergency

Famous Greek musician Dionysis Savvopoulos dropped a bombshell in the middle of the debatte about of illegal immigrants and the worrying rise of violence and crime in Athens downtown. “Migrants should be transported to sparsely populated islands with low population under UN supervision, where they can cultivate land”, he said and added …

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Athens: Protesters Boo ex-FinMin Official – Police Fire Teargas (videos)

Another day with tension between protesters and riot police occurred workers and employees at the municipalities demonstrated in Athens downtown. In fact it was a rather small group of less than 1,000 people moving from one city’s point to the next and then back again fooling the police.  At the end they managed to …

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Athens: Man Takes a Bath in Syntagma Sq – Naked…

Oh, not, that’s not a good idea to take a bath in a public place just to save money amid the huge economic crisis! However a guy had this idea on Friday morning and what did he do? He took his clothes off and he jumped in one of the …

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Athens: Army in the Streets to Combat Crime?

After the recent violent incidents in Athens downtown and polls showing Greeks tend to tolerate cases of taking the law in one’s hands, the government is seeking solutions to combat crime in the historical centre of Athens. In government circles, one consulting meeting has been following each other with lots of proposals …

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Athens: Violence against Migrants continue

Another outbreak of violence occurred earlier Sunday in Athens downtown. A group of 10 people attacked two foreigners as they were walking down Menanrdrou street near Omonia square. They beat them , injured them and fled.  This adds to a series of attacks against legal or illegal migrants by groups of allegedly far-right …

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Athens: Violence out of control – 3 Civilians Injured (video)

Violent attacks continue in Athens downtown and Saturday morning a group of some 30 hooded people hurled fire bombs against the police station of Exarchia district. When the attacks expanded to a nearby open market, 3 people got injured.  A hell fire broke out when the hooded group poured fuel …

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Athens Running Race: Downtown Closed for Motorists, May 15

Athens downtown will be closed for motorists on Sunday, May 15, 2011 as the 28th Running Race will be held. From 8 am until the end of the race the roads will be closed to traffic all along the three routes that will be used by thousands of runners. More …

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Greece: Shocking Video – Riot Policemen beat Protester

This is a video that has shocked Greeks and set three riot police officers under suspension. The footage shows a protester laying on the street, one policeman kicking him and another beating him with a baton. The moment the law enforcement men leave the protester, a third policeman rushes to …

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Athens: More Violence Breaks Out over Injured Protester

Tension and violence broke out on Thursday evening when left-wing demonstrators protested the severe injury of a demonstrator during an anti-austerity rally a day earlier. Angry protesters gathered at Athens University while some of them took down the Greek flag, replaced it with the flag for anarchy and rolled down a banner reading “Murderers”. The …

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Far-Right Extremists Chase and Beat Immigrants in Athens Downtown (video)

The situation in Athens downtown is out of control and racism is growing wild. A group of far-right extremists started chasing coloured immigrants in Athens downtown after  a mass rally to commemorate Manolis Kantaris, 44, who was stabbed to death by criminals from North Africa, according to a security camera of a …

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Athens downtown is boiling with anger and frustration

“Will you go…?” The old, thin man is standing at the doorstep of my friend’s shop – two blocks away from the spot where Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed to death by criminals, alledgedly immigrants while he was going to pick up his car and bring his pregnant wife to the hospital …

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Athens: Protester seriously injured at anti-austerity rally

A young protester has been transferred to a hospital with serious head injuries, Greek news portals report. The 30-year old student was participating at Wednesday’s protest rally organized by the public and private sector labor unions. The student has been undergoing surgical operation and is in critical conditions. Erlier today, …

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