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Nafplion residents protest PM Samaras declared “Honorary Citizen”

Residents of Nafplion were anything but happy to see Prime Minister Antonis Samaras been proclaimed “Honorary Citizen” of the picturesque small town that happens to be the the capital of was  of the First Hellenic Republic (1821-1834), but also the hometown of his wife, Georgia. As the City Council has …

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Athens: Protesters Boo FinMin, Riot Police Fires Tear Gas Against Protesting Policemen

This that did not happened a couple of weeks ago, occurred on Thursday morning. Riot Police fired tear gas against protesting policemen, firefighters and coastal guards. Riot Police vs Protesting Police According to Greek media, the unionists had formed a human chain outside the Maximos Mansion in order to prevent …

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Tough Elections Campaigns: Protesters Booed Venizelos (videos)

 Times are hard for princes and princesses, especially for aspiring prime ministers from the two big parties that signed the two loan agreements with Greece’s lenders. Fearing citizens’ anger about the strict austerity, Greek politicians avoid open pre-elections campaign meetings. They prefer to meet their voters in closed sports stadiums or …

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Merkel “Threatens” Europeans Citizens With “Competitiveness”

This is a warning to all European citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged euro-zone members on Thursday to become more competitive. Taking economically depressive Greece as example, ‘competitiveness’ in Merkel’s mind means ‘peanuts’ for wages and some ‘bread crumbles’ as social benefits. It means harsh austerity without one single euro for …

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Thessaloniki: Protesters Boo Defense Minister (video)

 An angry crowd booed and chanted slogans against two government ministers attending the festivities of St. Dimitrios Day in Thessaloniki. Defense Minister Panos Beglitis and  deputy Transport minister Yannis Magkriotis were forced to hear people chanting “Thieves! Thieves!” while they were entering the St Dimitrios church. Some protesters even tried …

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Greek Students Protest & Boo ECB-Chief Trichet in Berlin (video)

Outbound chief of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, was delivering his last speech at the Humboldt university in Berlin, where he became the target of angry Greek students. A group of Greeks entered the hall and started chanting slogans against the Troika and the banks, while they also raised  …

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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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Greek PM booed at Santas’ funeral (video)

 Prime Minister George Papandreou was booed by angry citizens attending the funeral of resistance fighter Lakis Santas earlier Tuesday. Thousands of people had gather at the First Cemetery of Athens. When Papandreou arrived some people started to shout “Traitor” and “Collaborators”. Earlier some others had disapproved attacked former Parliament Speaker …

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Athens: Greeks booed Politicians after the Military Parade (video)

Greeks booed politicians and chanted slogans after the conclusion of the 25th March military parade at Syntagma Square. While the politicians were making statements to television channels, people started to boo them and shout “Thieves!”, Traitors!”, “Shame!” and “Bring Back the Stolen Money!”. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, …

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