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Athens Tram to resume operation to/from Syntagma Sq on Nov 29

The tram service from and to Syntagma Squarein downtown Athens will resume its operation on Friday, November 20, 2020, the management company STASY said in a statement. The service has been suspended since October 2018 due to deformation of the concrete covering the bed of Ilissos river The resumption of …

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+++ Items Collection for Refugees: Syntagma Sq in Athens, Mar 6/2016

The Social Solidarity Network in Athens will collect items refugees and migrants urgently need. The items are divided in four categories and the organizers ask the donors to have them packed accordingly. the donated items will be distributed to refugees and migrants stranded at the port of Piraeus – an …

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Athens: Protest Outside Parliament as MPs Debate Budget 2013

Minor tension occurred on Sunday evening when several protesters pushed down the barricades outside the Greek Parliament chanting slogans against the police. The incident ended with some protesters entering the area directly in front of the Parliament. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt While protest groups from trade unions and opposition parties …

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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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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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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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Hundreds of Athenians Queue For Free Vegetables

Not one, not two, but twenty tons of potatoes, onions, carrots and spinach were unloaded at Syntagma Square in the early morning hours of Wednesday to be distributed to people for free. Farmers from Viotia wanted to protest the defamation of their products and restore their reputation. They brought their vegetables …

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“Indignant” Greeks Return to Syntagma Sq on Jan 15/12

After months of silence “indignant Greeks” will return to Syntagma and occupy the Square opposite of the Greek Parliament. With the slogan “No, I Won’t Shut UP!” Greeks will take it back to the streets on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6 pm. They will protest the economic and political stalemate in the …

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“Indignant” Greeks to Launch Protest, Sept 14th

“Indignant” Greeks call citizens for a protest outside the Parliament on Wednesday, September 14th 2011. In a statement they call people to a peaceful protest without political parties and ideologies, against that what politicians prepare against the people. The slogans for the protest are “No more measures, no property tax, …

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Athens Mayor Clears “Indignant” Greeks’ Camp at Syntagma Sq

In a big scale operation Greek police cleared the camp of Indignant Greeks in the early morning hours of Saturday. While the Indignant Greeks were sleeping, Athens municipality employees in the presence of prosecutor and police forces started removing the camp tents and banners and load them on trucks. There …

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(Upd) Protesting Police Officers Divide “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Sq (video)

 The arrival of protesting police officers at Syntagma Square divided the “Indignant” Greeks as policemen not so seldom clash with protesters, making often extensive use of tear gas and use of violence. Protesters  in ‘lower’ Square rejected the protesting policemen, while those in ‘upper’ square welcomed them. “Lower” square protesters have been camping there for 29th …

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Athens Protests – Live Stream from Syntagma Sq, Jun 5

Live Stream from directly from Athens Protests – With Courtesy of news247. The Live Streaming transmits live coverage from Syntagma Square only when there is a protest – usually daily after 6 p.m. If you have problems watching the footage or it doesn’t upload immediately, please, Refresh, and wait a …

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Athens:Far-rights attack migrant street vendors before the Parade (video)

It was shortly before 11 o’ clock, just minutes before the beginning of the military parade, when members of far-right group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) chanting racist slogans attacked according to one source street vendors selling Greek flags, according to another source immigrants who were passing by. A third source seems to …

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