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Athens: Protesters Beat Policeman, Set Uniform Jacket Alight

Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. According to Greek media reports, mourners had marched to Syntagma Square after having attended the funeral of the retired pharmacist. It looks as if there was also a march by anti-authoritarian protesters.  News portal reports that some …

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A Political Suicide: Thousands Attend Christoulas’ Funeral

Relatives, friends, members of left political parties and civic movements, common people who didn’t know him… Some two thousand mourners, they all gathered at the First Cemetery in Athens on Saturday afternoon to say farewell to Dimitris Christoulas. The retired pharmacist who committed suicide just a few meters away from the …

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UPD: Greek Police Beats Journalists & Photo-Reporters (video)

UPDATE: The President of Greek Photo-Reporters Union, Marios Lolos is set to undergo brain surgery due to injury he suffered after beaten by riot police. According to the Photo Union,  Marios Lolos was submitted to the hospital with  “with traumatic brain injury caused by baton (fractured skull-impressed), injury which requires surgical …

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Cynical Politicians Comment on Christoulas’ Suicide

The majority of the Greek politicians, including PM Lucas Papademos, found some words of sympathy to Dimitris Christoulas, the retired pharmacist who committed suicide  behind a tree at Syntgama Square on Wednesday morning. The bullet the 77-year-old man planned in his head and the hand-written note he left behind invoking the economic …

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Greek Police Injured TV-Reporter During Protests

A riot policeman hit Greek journalist Rena Maniou from private Antenna TV and threw her on the sidewalk where she hit her head. Maniou was taken to the emergency of a nearby hospital. Also journalists from state broadcaster NET and newspaper reporter Dionysis Vythoulkas (To Vima)  were violently pushed away by the riot …

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Athens: Suicide Man Leaves Behind Shocking Note

 In a sharp political  -and for some even “shocking” –  tone the man who committed suicide just a couple of meters away from the Greek Parliament in the heart of Athens on Wednesday morning explained the motives for his desperate act. In a hand-written note, retired pharmacist D.X., 77, spoke …

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